This was Aunty on the 23rd June 2013:
“Unions have told the ABC that Telstra's copper network is in a state of disrepair, with workers at the coalface of the infrastructure using plastic bags to protect cables from water.
It’s London to a brick that a quick phone survey across NSW regional areas would show that dodgy internet connections during heavy rainfall are par for the course.
On the North Coast the air would be blue in response because even landlines begin to get temperamental in the wet.
Abbott’s cut price version of the NBN will have us all paying higher prices for zero improvement to our internet connections.