From this week, existing landline phone and internet services in the Kandos and Rylstone area will be progressively replaced by services over the NBN.
Almost 1,240 homes and businesses have been able to transition to the network, however, connecting is not automatic.
Those that are yet to switch are encouraged to contact their preferred phone and internet service provider to place an order as soon as possible to continue using their landline phone and internet services. The majority of critical business services and devices that operate on existing landline phone and internet services will need to be migrated to the NBN.
Head of NBN Local for NSW and ACT, Amber Dornbusch, said residents and business owners need to consider any special equipment operating on their current landline connection - including EFTPOS terminals, and medical and security alarms.
"While many homes and businesses in Kandos and Rylstone have already made the switch to a service over the NBN access network, this is the final stage of the transition to the NBN access network and brings the community closer to fully embracing the benefits of fast broadband," she said.
"If you have any special equipment that operates on your current landline, it's important you talk with your phone and internet service provider to get the right support when moving across. You should also visit the NBN Co website to register devices such as medical alarms and lift phones, and find out more about business devices and services."
"It's particularly important for anyone with a medical alarm, auto-dialler or emergency call button to register these devices on NBN Co's Medical Alarm. Some devices may not be compatible with the NBN access network so if you or a loved one has a medical device, speak to the device provider and your phone and internet provider as soon as possible to seek further guidance."
Gulgong and the majority of Mudgee have already been switched over.
- For more information visit NBN Co's website. To register a medical alarm, auto-dialler or emergency call button on NBN Co's Medical Alarm call 1800 227 300 or visit www.nbn.com.au/medicalregister.