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Human Interest - Local
Written by Andre Hueber, The Northen Advocate   
Thursday, 02 December 2010

No Signal: Fritz Gratz said it takes 34 minutes to make two bill payments over the internet, which is limited to dialup speed at his property despite his neighbours receiving broadband speeds. Photo / John Stone

A Ngunguru resident can't understand why broadband has been connected to neighbouring properties, but his home has been left out.

Fritz Gratz has neighbours who receive fixed line broadband located 4km before and 3km after his Ngunguru Road property, but was told by Telecom he was too far from the exchange for the service. He questioned the purpose of upgrading areas and leaving particular homes out, saying it was almost impossible to use the internet on dialup speed and his computer often timed out.

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