Ahead of the imposition of new telecommunications consumer protection rules for NBN migration, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has revealed that residential consumers and small businesses made 27,195 complaints about telecoms services over the 12 months of the last financial year.

Phone and Internet problems in Queensland have dominated reports to the State’s community legal sector workers, according to a new report by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) and Community Legal Centres Queensland.

Australia’s peak advocacy group for communications consumers, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, has raised concerns that consumers currently do not have guarantees in relation to connection, reliability and repair timeframes for broadband with services through their retail service provider and the National Broadband Network (NBN).

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