One third of NBN premises passed can’t connect

Josh Taylor for ZDNet:

Figures released under Freedom of Information have confirmed that one third of existing premises NBN Co had counted as being “passed” by the fibre network as of the end of June this year could not order a service on the NBN.

A great scoop for Josh, but thoroughly depressing news overall. As many as 55,000 premises in the ‘switched-on’ areas of the NBN cannot currently connect to it, because they’re in apartments, office blocks or other multiple unit dwellings (MDUs).

It’s also likely that many younger internet users who’d gladly sign up for the NBN will also be renting apartments or town houses, and therefore unable to order in those ‘switched-on’ areas for quite some time.

I’m nowhere near having NBN in my area, but if I was in that situation I’d be furious.

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