NBN set to complete roll-out

The NBN is set to replace phone and internet service in parts of Narre Warren and Narre Warren South in November.

Home and business have been able to place an order for services over the NBN access network for around 18 months, however some residents have yet to make the switch.

From 8 November, 2604 phone and internet services will be disconnected in Narre Warren and Narre Warren South and replaced by the NBN.

Residents are asked to contact their service provider to confirm if they need any changes.

Head of NBN local Victoria and Tasmania, Matt Evans said while many homes and businesses have already made the switch, “this is the final stage of the transition to the NBN access network and brings the community closer to fully embracing the benefits of fast broadband.”

“It’s particularly important for anyone with a medical alarm, auto-dialler or emergency call button to register these devices on NBN Co’s Medical Alarm,” he said.

“Some devices may not be compatible with the NBN access network so if you or a loved one have a medical device, speak to the device provider and your phone and internet provider as soon as possible to seek further guidance.

“We encourage any local businesses that are yet to switch to contact their preferred phone and internet service provider well in advance of the switch-off date to ensure there is plenty of time to manage the migration of any business services or devices, including EFTPOS and health claim terminals.

“Talk with your phone and internet service provider and any device providers to discuss moving these devices onto your new plan on the NBN access network,” Mr Evans said.

With more than ten million Australian homes and businesses now able to connect to the NBN access network, NBN Co is on track to complete the network build in 2020.To register a medical alarm, auto-dialler or emergency call button on NBN Co’s Medical Alarm call 1800 227 300 or visit www.nbn.com.au/medicalregister.

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