Around 20,000 homes and businesses will soon be the first to complete the transition to the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Western Sydney.
While this is great news for people who have already organised or transitioned to an NBN service, thousands of homes are at risk of being disconnected from traditional copper phone and internet services permanently.
If your household or business is located in parts of Blacktown, Homebush, Riverstone, Richmond/Windsor or Lidcombe, you could be disconnected from phone and internet services from 20 March 2015.
This date marks 18 months since premises in this area were able to switch to the NBN.
It’s very important that residents realise that you will not be automatically connected to the NBN.
You need to act quickly. While phone and internet services won’t stop working on 20 March, they will stop very shortly afterwards so it really is time for people to upgrade to the NBN.
Premises affected will have received formal notification that time is running out to make the switch to the NBN but if you are not sure I urge you to check whether your household will be affected by checking your address on the NBN coverage map on our website and to contact a Retail Service Provider (RSP) like iiNet as soon as possible.
The NBN service doesn’t necessarily need to be active by the 20 March but you must have at least lodged an application with an RSP by this date. This means your household will not be disconnected and you will be upgraded to the NBN.
Some key things to consider when switching to the NBN
Do you have any questions about the NBN or the upcoming disconnections? Check out our useful Frequently Asked Questions or let us know in the comments below.
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