Parts of Gungahlin to lose their phones and internet if they don’t switch to the NBN

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HOME and business owners in parts of Gungahlin have around one month to switch their home and internet services over to the National Broadband Network (NBN) before the existing copper network is retired.

For the first time in the ACT, the NBN is scheduled to replace most existing home and business phones, ADSL internet and Telstra cable internet services in parts of Gungahlin, which will be switched off from 17 July 2014.

NBN Co today urged the remaining eligible home and business owners in the area to put an order in with their preferred telephone company or internet service provider as soon as possible.

Darren Rudd, NBN Co spokesperson said:

“The move to the NBN is not automatic and may take some planning and coordination. Home and business owners in the affected parts of Gungahlin need to move their landline phone, ADSL internet and Telstra cable internet services over to the NBN – if they wish to continue using them. Alternatively some may choose to make do with mobile solutions.

“We particularly want all business owners with EFTPOS machines and fax or security alarm systems which operate using a landline connection to contact their banks and preferred phone or internet company to discuss what steps are required to migrate these services over to the NBN.”

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