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Canberrans call for changes to 'very frustrating' NBN connections ahead of federal election

For Ruth and George Palavestra, working from home during Canberra's lockdown was near impossible.

The couple lives in Gordon, in the city's south, where the NBN runs fibre to the node.

"George was trying to run meetings and a department from home and I was trying to deliver telehealth from home, plus we had two children in the house needing to do schoolwork – it was a nightmare," Ms Palavestra said.

"We had to make sure our meetings weren't clashing so we could run them without interruptions but then they would still drop out. A couple of times, I couldn't even connect."

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