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The NBN is now being called a lemon. So where to now and what are the best alternatives? Vent here, we're listening!

It was the multibillion-dollar project that was supposed to revolutionise our internet coverage.

Have we been sold a lemon with the NBN? And what should we do about it? Picture: Shutterstock.

Have we been sold a lemon with the NBN? And what should we do about it? Picture: Shutterstock

But political fiddling and cost-cutting have seen complaints about the new NBN service surge through the roof -- with with more than 27,000 reports lodged with the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman last financial year.

Read more on this project's failure: How Turnbull sacrificed the NBN

The top five most common complaints were: new internet connection delays; unusable internet service; unusable landline service; new landline connection delays; and slow internet data speeds 

To add salt to the wound, a report on the NBN released last week revealed that telecommunication companies will be unable to deliver high-speed internet services where there is not fibre to the home.

So where does this leave us? Do you have any solutions? And what are the best service alternatives in the meantime?

You can sound off in the comments, or go to your unique member dashboard to post your commentary now.

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