I was told after the 2010 election that because Rob Oakeshott was Lyne's representative that we'd get the NBN straight away. I seriously doubted it then, and three years later we still haven't seen a sign of it coming any time soon.
When we moved into our newly-built house in late December 2011, Telstra wouldn't let us get a normal phone line because the NBN cables were supposed to get set up. We had to go on stupid prepaid broadband (which cost an awful lot) for almost three months. Finally Telstra realised the NBN thing wasn't going to happen, and gave us the normal line. We were the only house in the street at that time. I hope our current neighbours appreciate what we had to go through.
Our current broadband isn't that good because it cuts out when the phone is used... for some stupid reason. And also it's very slow when it rains. But otherwise, it's satisfactory. I don't know what the LNP's broadband will be like, but as long as it gets rid of those two annoyances I'll be happy.
cleo wrote:Personally - even though he's not the best- I prefer his manner to the utterly unctuous and insincere ooze of KRudd. That man makes my skin crawl.
cleo wrote:So, I feel dudded by my election day experience ... I've been reading everywhere about the "democracy sausage" and the great sausage sizzles at the polling booths. Not a THING at our local ... Not a sausage, not a cake stall, no queueing around the block, nothing. Boooooo!
There was a sausage sizzle at my polling place, but I didn't want it. As I stated on Twitter, I had "freedom-of-choice pizza" at home.