Many established Hunter areas like Cessnock and Port Stephens will be facing a long wait or missing out entirely when the Federal Government begins rolling out its National Broadband Network.

Paterson MP, Bob Baldwin argues theextensive use of optical fibres in the broadband network plan is unnecessary.

He believes Novocastrians would be better served by a plan incorporating both high-speed wireless and optical fibres, allowing more areas to be included in the roll out.

Construction of the $37 billion dollar project will begin next year.