The National Broadband Network petition garnered more than 270000 signatures from across the Country.
The National Broadband Network petition garnered more than 270000 signatures from across the Country. Contributed

Some 270,000 demand best broadband service

SUPPORTERS of the fibre-to-the-premises broadband plan have delivered a petition with 270,000 signatures on it to the office of Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss.

Doonan man Jim Pennay, a member of the National Broadband Network supporter group, delivered the petition.

He said nationally and internationally competitive fast internet access was critical to Wide Bay residents.

"Rural businesses, tourists, students and anyone operating an online business will increasingly rely on data transfers.

"Families stream vast volumes of data for TV and gaming too, the issue is critical to work and pleasure in to the future," he said.

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