Plea for faster broadband in Fairfield

MORE than 250,000 members of the community have taken a strong stance against the Coalition's national broadband network model. They have lobbied the federal government to scrap its fibre-to-the-node model in favour of the fibre-to-the-premises model through a petition. Fibre-to-the-node provides internet access by running fibre-optic-optic cables to a cabinet that services a neighbourhood, while fibre-to-the-premises runs fibre optic cables directly from an internet service provider to a user's home or business. Canley Heights resident Andy Ko delivered the petition containing 270,000 signatures to Fowler MP Chris Hayes last Tuesday. He said places such as Fairfield, which has been awaiting the NBN, may now only receive the fibre-to-the-node model, despite other areas already getting fibre-to-the-premises.

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