Representatives for the National Broadband Network were recently in Bunbury speaking with residents and businesses about the upcoming rollout of the new network.
More than 20,000 homes and businesses in the City of Bunbury now have access to the nbn network.
An nbn spokesperson said it was the important for the community to be aware once the fixed line nbn broadband access network was switched on in a particular area, residents and businesses would have an 18 month window to contact their preferred provider and make the switch.
After this time, the nbn network will replace most existing landline phone and internet services and the copper network will be decommissioned.
The copper network in parts of Bunbury, South Bunbury, Dalyellup, Usher, Withers, Carey Park, College Grove, Gelorup, East Bunbury, Eaton, Pelican Point, Vittoria, Davenport, Glen Iris and Picton were disconnected between late 2017 and early 2018.
The deadline for homes and businesses in parts of Carey Park, East Bunbury Eaton, Millbridge and Bunbury to switch their landline phone and internet services over to the nbn broadband access network is fast approaching, with the copper network being decommissioned this month.
Those that attended the Bunbury information sessions were eager to know how to get the best out of their new broadband service, particularly in relation to speed of their internet service during peak and off-peak times.
The rollout of the new network is one the biggest transformations to Australia’s telecommunications industry and represents significant change for consumers. For more information visit nbnco.com.au.