For a number of years now most of Midland has had access to ADSL2+ and competition in the ADSL industry however anyone who is connected to the Stratton sub exchange has been denied access to high speed ADSL due to Telstra\'s refusal to provide access to the sub exchange for third parties. This situation does not look like it will ever change so unless we take some action we will all be left in the technological dark ages and paying inflated Telstra wholesale rates for our ADLS. With many home buyers now paying close attention to infrastructure this also has the potential decreasing the value of properties in the area. It is time that we let our local, state and federal government know that this is just not acceptable. By signing this petition you are asking our publicly elected representatives to apply pressure on Telstra to open up the exchange to competition. This may require upgrading of the exchange and the release of some more public land to Telstra by our local council. This petition will be forwarded to our local council as well as our state and federal MPs.