HAMILTON and surrounding towns have been left out of the National Broadband Network’s new roll out plan.
The region is still without a scheduled date for the roll out of the NBN despite one third of Australia finding out on Thursday.
The NBN is a $36.5 billion project by the Australian government to deliver faster internet across the nation by replacing the old copper wire network.
The only assurance most of the Western District has for when faster internet will arrive is the national promise of a wireless service by 2015 and fibre optic cable by 2021.
Minister for Communications, Stephen Conroy has acknowledged areas that missed out will be disappointed.
Wannon was one of the 10 Coalition seats and a single Labor seat that were left out of the plan entirely.
Dunkeld Primary School principal Pat Gleeson said the lack of a roll out would affect his students in the long term.
Read more in the Spectator edition March 31.