Chesters releases damning NBN report

Lisa Chesters MP has today released a damning report on the NBN rollout across the Bendigo electorate according to data and feedback gathered from the postal survey.

This survey of over 3000 Central Victorians uncovered a wide range of complaints and frustrations.
The findings throughout the report reveal the overwhelming dissatisfaction and frustration Central Victorians have faced since the election of the Liberal Government.

The findings paint a terrible picture of Malcolm Turnbull’s second rate NBN and its rollout across the entire Bendigo electorate.
“Local residents and businesses are having problems connecting to the NBN, there are problems with drop outs, there are problems with speeds and there are complaints about paying for a service they are not receiving.
“Three out of four people who responded to the survey said that they had experienced inferior internet connectivity, speed or reliability issues.

“Malcolm Turnbull’s NBN is a failure.”

The report also reveals that local businesses are prolonging their connection to the NBN for as long as possible to avoid disruption to phone lines and customers.
“They told us that they simply cannot afford to take part in this failed rollout until the initial problems have been resolved.

Other key findings include:
- 3 out of 4 people had complaints about their internet connection.
- 73% of those already connected to the NBN network have experienced unreliable service, slow or unusable speeds and constant drop outs.
- 27% of the electorate are still connected to ADSL
- 80% of Sky Muster customers have experienced slow or unusable speeds
- 25% have experienced increases to their bills
- Only 5% of the Bendigo electorate has been connected to Fibre to the Premises

“This report outlines how Malcolm Turnbull's second rate NBN is not delivering the speeds or reliability Central Victorians want and need.
“That’s why I have organised an NBN Crisis Meeting with Labor’s Shadow Ministers for Communicatons, Michelle Rowland MP for next Tuesday 20th March from 6pm at the Bendigo Trades Hall (34 View St Bendigo).

“Labor and I are ready to listen and work with Central Victorians households, businesses and industry to help end the region’s NBN and telecommunications crisis.”

The report can also be accessed online at