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Promise of NBN Connection In Outskirts of Mylor

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A promise for residents on the outskirts of Mylor in the Adelaide Hills.

NBN Co has announced they will conduct an investigation into a new site for a wireless tower for 495 premises who have been promised NBN connection but have not received it for two years.

After a landholder pulled out of an agreement to host a tower at their property in January, NBN Co said they would build a satellite instead but soon after withdrew their offer.

The Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie said a constituent has offered his premises for a tower now, which NBN Co will investigate.

Ms Sharkie said she is pleased with their announcement and has put pressure on the company to come up with a solution soon.

"I am concerned that wireless towers take time to plan, design and get approved and the current COVID-19 crisis isn’t going to assist any efforts to fast track this project," Ms Sharkie said.

“In light of that, and in light of the fact there is enormous pressure now for people to work from home during the pandemic, I have contacted NBN Co to ask what can be done in the interim for people in the Mylor outskirts footprint who cannot get ADSL or reception for mobile data.

Head of NBN Co Local SA and NT, Mr Tim Saul, said NBN was unable to provide a timeframe for the site investigation at present due to the evolving situation in relation to COVID-19.

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