06 August 2014

Federal Member for Hunter, Joel Fitzgibbon is urging Hunter residents to sign an online petition to support his campaign to pressure the Government and Telstra to deliver better internet access now.

In too many areas Telstra is refusing to roll out ADSL Broadband ahead of the arrival of the NBN. For many, that is too long to wait for a reasonable Broadband service, Mr Fitzgibbon said.

The ultimate solution is the NBN which was to be fibre to the home but will now become fibre to the node under Tony Abbott. This will leave Australia and especially regional Australia lagging behind many other developed countries, negatively affecting jobs growth at a time when the Hunter, in particular, is experiencing job losses.

High-speed internet is not a luxury, it is a necessity, Mr Fitzgibbon said.

You can sign the petition online at or scan the QR code below on your mobile device. If you are unable to go online please call my office on 4991 1022 and Ill deliver one to you, he said.