Homes and businesses in the Northern territory and Tasmania are set to complete the transition to the National Broadband Network (NBN).
The NBN will provide faster internet for more than 7,000 homes and businesses in parts of Darwin and more than 7,600 homes and businesses in Tasmania.
NBN Co is urging residents and businesses which have not already placed an order for services over the NBN to contact their preferred internet service provider or phone company as soon as possible.
NBN Co spokesperson Peter Gurney said “These homes and businesses will join more than 40,000 premises nationwide to make the transition to the NBN – the largest number to make the switch at one time.
“The move to the NBN is not automatic. The remaining residents and businesses in the area need to place an order to move their landline phone and internet services over to the NBN if they wish to continue using them.
“We are committed to ensuring no one gets left behind and 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.”
The NBN rollout continues to gain momentum in the Northern Territory with more than 7,000 homes and businesses already connected. Physical construction is also underway to expand the network to an additional 25,800 premises across the Northern Territory – including Casuarina, Howard Springs and Nightcliff.
In Tasmania, more than 28,000 homes and businesses have already been connected. Physical construction is also underway to expand the network to an additional 64,000 premises across Tasmania – including parts of Claremont and South Launceston.