Not sure about broadband on Russell. I have lived on both Macleay and now Lamb and have had trouble getting an available port on both islands, hope one becomes available soon as WiFi is expensive. COVERAGE: I believe the back end or the far end or the end closest to Stradbroke can have big problems with mobile and wifi - and broadband? coverage, so be very careful. This I know as told straight to me by the horses mouth a Telstra guy. From the ferry out to say Waratah street should still be ok but best to check it all out before committing to living at that end of Russell.