The NBN is coming to our area; What do we need to do?

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Switching your business over to NBN can be a little overwhelming; however there are a number of websites and support services you can access to make this transition as smooth as possible.  Here at Surecom we’ve taken it upon ourselves to provide you with a snap shot of information on where to get the answers you want.

Firstly, the move to the NBN is not automatic. You need to take the following actions before your switch over date when notified:

  1. Contact your preferred phone company or internet service provider and discuss your requirements.
  2. Choose a plan that suits your needs.
  3. Order your service (telephone, broadband, etc) for the NBN changeover.

If you have a device such as a security alarm, fax or EFTPOS machine, you need to call the provider of the device or service and ask what NBN services will best support the device and if any premises rewiring or testing is needed.

As part of the NBN’s continued awareness campaign, NBN Co is delivering information sessions to help the community understand more about the NBN and in particular the switchover.  For more information about the NBN Co and what needs to be done and when it will be coming to your area visit www.nbnco.com.au

Just last month the NBN Co launched their Technology Choice Program, providing new options for end-user contributions to alternate technology rollouts. This policy replaces the previous Network Extension Program which was launched in July 2012.

It is expected that the current rollout will meet the bandwidth needs of the vast majority of broadband users. However if some individuals or communities have specific needs for higher speed broadband, NBN Co is providing an opportunity for them to move to an alternate technology under this program.

Technology Choice has two options available:

  • Area Switch: being the option to switch an eligible group of premises to an alternative NBN technology (e.g. Whole Node, Whole apartment block, Whole Town)
  • Individual Premises Switch: being the option to switch eligible individual premises to an alternative NBN technology (e.g. single or small group of premises in a street)
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