Sorry we forgot you Sippy you'll have to wait, love NBN Co

SIPPY Downs has received an apology for again missing out on the National Broadband Network.

NBN chief customer officer John Simon said he "shared the disappointment of families and business people in Sippy Downs" that it "did not appear on the latest update to the NBN result".

However, Mr Simon has promised "Sippy Downs will not miss out".

NBN Co announced its national rollout plan earlier this week. It included 46,400 homes and businesses across the Sunshine Coast.

Missing in the rollout, however, was the bustling education, economic and development hub of Sippy Downs, home to the University of the Sunshine Coast.

While the university is not dependent on the NBN for coverage on campus as it is linked to a fast-operating system, it would make a huge difference for students.

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USC's IT services director Maureen Klinkert said students and staff had access to a great connection on campus, but when they got home they could "have a less than wonderful experience".

"One is hopeful common sense prevails for an education precinct such as ours where you have a number of schools, staff and students living, working and studying," she said.

Mr Simon said the NBN Co was constrained by "both economic and physical resource limitations".

"As a result, we must build the network in an efficient, systematic matter," he said.

"This is why, in most cases, the NBN is being built out from areas where the rollout is already under way and where scarce construction resources are already being deployed. As crews complete work in these areas, the rollout then expands to other towns and cities."

He said every community in Australia would have access to fast broadband by 2020.

"This is a serious economic game-changer for the Coast ... the NBN will help close the digital divide between coastal and metropolitan cities."

Member for Fisher Mal Brough has also been networking to ensure the NBN gets to Sippy Downs as soon as possible. Mr Brough said NBN Co had told him Buderim and Sippy Downs would "not be far away".

"The next update is due in three months. In the meantime I am exploring another local option," he said.


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