Shadow minister for Regional Communications, Luke Hartsuykey MP was in Mildura today to meet with businesses and community leaders and discuss what the Coalition’s NBN plan will mean for Mildura.
Luke Hartsuyker was joined by Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie and Nationals candidate for Mallee, Andrew Broad.
Mr Hartsuyker said meeting with locals had given him a real insight into the current state of broadband services in the area.
“The Coalition will give priority to areas with substandard internet services to ensure they are rolled out first.
“This is great news for the Mallee. The Government’s NBN Co rollout schedule doesn’t even include the area on its current three year plan. Under the Coalition’s plan, all Australians will have access to at least 25Mbps by 2016,” Mr. Hartsuyker said.
Senator McKenzie said towns all over regional Victoria would be benefit from the Coalition’s NBN plan.
“This plan will ensure that all regional Victorian households and businesses can reap the benefits of the NBN much sooner and more affordably. Small businesses in country areas need access to high speed broadband to meet the demands of the customers and to keep up with their competitors,” Senator McKenzie said.
Nationals candidate for Mallee and Mildura local, Andrew Broad said people in Mildura shouldn’t have to wait another four years for the high speed broadband.
“NBN Co is already running well behind schedule. With Mildura not even included on the three year roll out plan, people here deserve better.
“The Coalition understands the needs of regional people and we will ensure that they get a national broadband network that is fast and affordable,” Mr Broad said.