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5 Jul y 2011

452  MR RAMSEY: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy—

(1) Is the Minister aware that the town of Streaky Bay in SA has a population in excess of 1000 people and yet according to the NBN Co. Limited website, is not designated to receive a fibre broadband service.

(2) Is the Minister aware that Streaky Bay is not designated to receive a wireless broadband service and that instead, the residents and businesses of this town are expected to access a satellite broadband service.

(3) Can the Minister explain why the Government’s commitment to providing a fibre broadband service to towns with populations in excess of 1000 is not being met in the case of Streaky Bay.

(4) Why are the towns of Wudinna and Cummins, being significant centres and both adjacent to optic fibre cables, not designated to receive a fibre broadband service.