MACEDON Ranges has missed out on the first phase of the National Broadband Network rollout.
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy announced late last month that 700,000 Victorian homes would be connected in the first phase of the $43billion project.
Macedon Ranges doesn't figure among the beneficiaries.
Works on laying and connecting high-speed fibre broadband is under way in a number of areas across Victoria and interstate.
Mayor Henry McLaughlin said he was disappointed that the shire was overlooked.
Federal McEwen MP Rob Mitchell said every home, business, school and hospital deserved and ultimately would be connected to the network.
"The first three-year rollout announcement covers 3.5million, or around one-third of premises nationally, but it's only the beginning of a 10-year rollout," Mr Mitchell said.
"I understand the frustration of people in the Macedon Ranges that it's not in the next three-year rollout. But it takes time to deliver such a large project and I will keep fighting to have those communities added as soon as possible.
"It's important to know that the three-year rollout will be updated early next year and I'll be fighting to get more local places in our community included then."
A spokeswoman for the network provider NBN Co said the rollout was determined on a number of "practical and engineering principles".
"We appreciate that there is strong support for the rollout in many areas and that there will be some disappointment from those who are not in the first three years.
"Every 12 months we intend to update the three-year plan with a further year of rollout information," she said.
To find out about the NBN details, visit nbnco.com.au.
-with Tara Murray