Good news to the residents and businesses of the parts of Bacchus Marsh, as they are among the first in Victoria to complete the transition to the National Broadband Network (NBN).
NBN Services will be rolling out very soon to replace existing landline and internet services within parts of Bacchus Marsh from October 5, 2014.
“Residents and businesses in parts of Bacchus Marsh, Ballarat and Creswick are at the forefront of a nationwide upgrade to Australia’s fixed-line telecommunications system – the first of its kind in more than 100 years.
“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.
“The move to the NBN is not automatic. The remaining residents and businesses in the area need to move their landline phone and internet services over to the NBN if they wish to continue using them. They have a choice whether to switch across or to make do with mobile solutions.
“We are particularly urging people with special equipment including EFTPOS terminals, and medical and security alarms which operate using a landline phone connection to contact their preferred phone company and internet service provider immediately.”
Completion of switch for the remaining areas of Bacchus Marsh is due for completion early next year.
In the ongoing NBN rollout across Victoria, 60,000 homes and businesses are already enjoying the benefits of NBN. Work is progressing to service an additional 141,000 premises across Victoria.