Roughly 7,600 businesses and homes are a couple of months from being the first to complete the transition to the National Broadband Network (NBN) in the Hobart and Launceston Central Business Districts.
The national rollout of the NBN is progressively upgrading Australia’s fixed telephone line & broadband copper infrastructure with high speed fibre, wireless & satellite broadband infrastructure. Landline phone & internet services will be completely replaced by the NBN in parts of Hobart City including Sandy Bay, Dynnyrne, Hobart city and Battery Point as well as parts of South, West and Launceston city from 20 February 2015.
NBN Co has also announced this week that work has started on the NBN rollout for an additional 3,100 businesses and homes in Northern Tasmania including parts of Prospect, South Launceston, Summerhill, Kings Meadows, Lilydale and Swansea.
NBN Co spokesperson, Lalla Mackenzie, has said:
“By the time the rollout of the NBN is complete every home, business and community across Australia will have access to fast broadband, enabling us to benefit from an increasingly digital future.
This transition to the NBN is not automatic and involves planning and coordination- particularly for businesses. We urge you to Call Us ASAP to discuss your NBN transition options.
Important NBN Information for Businesses-
- Phone Systems – Most phone systems are not directly compatible with the NBN. Our Cloud Phone Systems are the perfect solution.
- EFTPOS & Alarm Systems – Call your bank or security company to discuss the NBN compatibility of these devices.
- Fax Machines – Most fax machines are not directly compatible with the NBN. You will need to migrate to a Virtual Fax service.
- Lift Phones & Fire Indicator Panels – Register your details with NBN Co so these services can be identified. Call NBN Co – 1800 687 626