Supporters of a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband plan will deliver a 270,000 strong petition to the office of Lib/National MP Sarah Henderson on Tuesday 26th at 10am.
The petition, which calls on the Federal Government to scrap its fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) model, is the largest ever hosted by petition platform change.org in Australia.
Started on the weekend of the Federal election by Queensland student Nick Paine, the petition led to the creation of fibre-to-the-premises supporter groups across Australia.
Waurn Ponds resident Howard Greenhill a member of the NBN supporter group, will deliver the petition to the 3A/195 Colac Rd office of Sarah Henderson at 10am on Tuesday the 26th.
Malcolm Turnbull needs to realise how important the Internet is to Australia’s future and start listening to the Australian people when they say, they want a “state of the art” broadband not the FTTN (fibre to the node) stop gap as proposed by the Liberals! Said, Howard Greenhill
“This is the most critical infrastructure project facing Australia right now and the public wants to see an increase in the amount of fibre-to-the-premises being rolled out.”
Today’s delivery is just one of dozens taking place in marginal seats around the country.
Petition starter Nick Paine said he was delighted to see his campaign picked up by so many passionate supporters around Australia.
“When I started the petition on change.org I thought I might get a few thousand signatures,” said Nick.
“To see it take off in this fashion shows there’s a real depth of feeling about this issue in the community and Mr Turnbull would do well to take heed of that sentiment.”