THERE are calls to ban advertisements for the National Broadband Network in regional towns that have not been promised the fast-speed network by 2015.
Residents are sick of receiving messages of false hope while the current NBN advertising campaign blankets newspapers, television and radio.
"It's one thing to put ads on TV, but they don't really explain what it is or what it will do," Gladstone resident Bianca Brock said.
This comes as the Queensland NBN Strategic Plan revealed a lack of understanding of the network among residents across the state.
The report asked Queenslanders to list concerns they'd like to see explored as the Federal Government leads the charge of developing the network.
Awareness, collaboration, digital literacy, emergency management and service delivery were singled as the five most important issues for the government to consider.
NBN Co, the company that is building the fast-speed network, has spent $3.6 million on a three-year advertising campaign. Although most advertisements have been prevalent in broadcast mediums, NBN Co denies they have spent any money on a television advertising campaign.
"We've not spent a penny on TV advertisements," NBN Co spokeswoman Rhonda Griffin said.
"We place notices in local papers to advertise things like community information sessions and the availability of specific products, such as our Interim Satellite Service," Ms Griffin said.
In March the Gillard government snubbed Gladstone in stage one of the rollout, with neighbouring regional centres Rockhampton and Bundaberg to be hooked up to the network in three.