Get high speed Internet Today? ….depending where you live in Subiaco! Some of you are going to have to wait until 2020.
Business and residents in Subiaco North have had their NBN connections delayed until at least July to December 2020 after NBN company flipped 440,000 customers across 160 Australian suburbs from an HFC connection to FTTC (Fibre-to-the-curb) recently.
Only 1 Western Australia suburb was in the list, Subiaco…. Subiaco North to be precise (see map above)
As reported by IT News on April 20th, NBN have confined thousands of Residential and Business customers in Subiaco to the very back of the NBN queue by forcing them onto their latest NBN technology FTTC (fibre-to-the-curb).
However Business customer do not have to wait until 2020 to get faster internet. The IT Guys can organise to have business grade fibre fitted to your building, with Internet speeds up to 500 mbps (see below) ….. much faster than NBN can deliver (max 100 mbps)
If you are already connected to NBN you have 18 months from connection date before you lose the land line
You only have a matter of months to embrace the NBN or risk losing your land line, ADSL and anything connected to it such as Security Alarm systems, Medical Emergency alarms etc.
Existing Copper Land Lines will be disconnected 18 months after the NBN go-live date
The date for deactivation of the copper land line for the suburb is as follows Subiaco (East) – 18/2/19
Even though the suburb has officially gone live with NBN, there could be some exceptions such as Businesses and strata properties. The only sure way of finding out if your premises has gone live is to click here on this link and enter your address.If the NBN Company website states that NBN is available, you will need to contact an NBN service provider such as your existing Internet Service Provider (ISP) or Telstra to start the process. However, before doing so, consider the following.
Your existing services may be affected
- Medical alarm, autodiallers or emergency call buttons
- Monitored fire alarms
- Home or business security monitoring systems
- Lift emergency phones
- EFTPOS or health claim terminals
- Fax and teletypewriter devices
If you have any of the above devices, make sure they are ALL made NBN ready before asking to be switched to the NBN. It is also a good idea to make sure you have a mobile phone available and working, should something go wrong during installation and there is a delay between losing your phone line and NBN becoming available.
Once satisfied you have no existing services that maybe affected or you have fixed any incompatibility issues, you need to select an NBN provider and a plan. The following guide should be of assistance.
Can I still use my land-line once I have NBN installed?
Yes, but you may find your old telephone handset does not work any more and you may have to buy a new one (or your provider my provide you with a compatible one) Instead of connecting to a wall socket, the phone will need to connect to a socket in the side of the new NBN modem or NBN connection box that will be provided by your ISP.
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