Labor promises Maleny NBN upgrade

Almost 1000 homes and businesses in Maleny would be able to plug into a super-fast, full-fibre NBN network that will be built by an Albanese Labor government, Labor candidate for Fisher Judene Andrews said in her first major pitch to the electorate.

Ms Andrews was speaking after Labor announced that it would invest $2.4 billion to give access to fibre to an extra 1.5 million Australian homes and businesses.

“Many towns like Maleny have missed out on having acceptable internet when it’s crucial we all have access to competitive internet speeds in our homes and small businesses. Most Maleny homes have poor internet service and speeds. ” Ms Andrews said.

Ms Andrews said an Albanese government would keep the NBN in public ownership and expand fibre access for up to 1.5 millions homes and small businesses.

She added that NBN would connect fibre at no extra cost if a business or household wanted faster NBN speed than their copper line could deliver.

“It’s high time the NBN mess that Maleny has was fixed, and an Albanese Labor federal government will do it.”

Labor estimated that over 1.8 million premises in the regions received copper-based Fibre to the Node. An estimated 660,000 homes and businesses in the regions will get fibre access under its plan if elected.