Is Your Suburb Being Switched Over To The NBN Next Week?

Despite its various twists and turns over the years, the implementation of the National Broadband Network continues unabated. In fact, a number of NSW residents will find themselves disconnected from good old copper network next week as services are migrated to the new infrastructure.

Nothing wrong with that, obviously, unless you've failed to set up an NBN connection.

A number of suburbs will go under the knife come 17 April, to emerge with (hopefully) speedier internet the next day, the proviso being you've sorted out a connection. Otherwise, you could find yourself with a dead link on the 18th.

According to Lucy Cormack over at The Sydney Morning Herald, the following NSW locations will be affected:

  • Bligh Park
  • Jamisontown
  • Lidcombe
  • Rookwood
  • Sawtell
  • South Windsor
  • Windsor

Over 11,000 premises will find themselves switched from copper to the NBN, a change they would have been made aware of via a number of means, including door-knocking, pamphlets and advertising, though the article mentions it's a "common misconception" you'll be magically connected with no interaction required.

As you might have guessed, this is not the case.

This sort of news should become increasingly more frequent as the roll-out continues. If you haven't already, it might be worth checking if the NBN is expected around your parts soon, lest you find yourself hastily contacting a provider days before the deadline.

[SMH]

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