Shadow Minister for Communication, Jason Clare today visited Thornton alongside Labor Candidate for Paterson Meryl Swanson to deliver his promise of providing 19-thousand homes and businesses in Thornton with fibre to the-premises NBN if a Labor government wins this Saturday's federal election.
Across the Hunter Labor have promised to deliver fiber-to-the-premises to over 50,000 homes and businesses.
Jason Clare says Thornton deserves a better rate version of the NBN and not the 'fraudband' the coalition are rolling out.
"When I was here last year I met a nurse who has to climb on her roof to download her roster. She has to get on her roof with a laptop and a dongle. That is how bad it is her in Thornton."
Meryl Swanson says Labor's proper NBN is going to make a difference to not only peoples lives but also their livelihoods.
"Let me tell you it [the coalitions NBN] is not teething problems, it is a design problem. One we will fix with fibre to the premise NBN."
Labor says it's network costs less than the coalitions to operate due to not having the cost of putting in new copper, not having the cost of fixing the old copper and not having the cost of the electricity that comes with running the 30,000 nodes that come with Malcolm Turnbull's copper version of the NBN.
"Australia has dropped from 30th in the world to 60th in the world over the past 3 years due to Malcolm Turnbull rolling out second rate copper." Mr. Clare Said.
Labor have capped their NBN spend at $57 billion.
|Shadow Minister for Communication Jason Clare in Thornton today.|