The countdown is on for more than 19,000 homes and businesses on New South Wales’ Coffs Coast to make the switch to the National Broadband Network (NBN).*
Parts of Sawtell/Toormina have less than 12 months to change their existing landline phone and internet services over to the NBN and areas of Coffs Harbour have less than six months (see below map). Other areas in the region will have different disconnection dates, depending on when the NBN has become available.
The NBN’s new infrastructure will replace existing phone, ADSL internet and Telstra cable internet services.
Even residents who only use their landline phone service will still need to switch to the NBN if their service is being switched off and they want to keep using it. This includes community members with special equipment, such as medical and security alarms which are connected to a landline phone.**
NBN Co spokesperson Darren Rudd said with the countdown underway, now is the perfect time for Coffs Harbour and Sawtell families and businesses to switch over to the NBN.
“People who have already made the switch tell us they enjoy having all the family online at once, making high-quality video calls with fewer drop outs, downloading movies in minutes and streaming TV.**
“All you need to do is call your preferred phone company or internet provider to choose from a great range of packages over the NBN for a price less than you might think,” Mr Rudd said.