Guyra finally makes the switch to NBN
Residents in the town areas of Guyra are now able to access the National Broadband Network (nbn) for the first time. The final phase of the rollout in the area is now live, and residents are being encouraged to make the move by contacting their preferred phone and internet provider.
Depending on where you live you can now access either the Fibre to the Node (FTTN) or Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) technologies, allowing you to connect to the network and enjoy the benefits of access to fast broadband.
For the first time residents have a choice of speeds when selecting a broadband package and they should ask their phone and internet provider about the typical speeds they can expect to experience when they switch to a plan over the nbn access network, particularly during busy times. They should also seek advice on how to set-up their internet connection correctly to receive the best possible speed.
Head of nbn local for NSW, Ryan Williams, said that the rollout of the nbn access network is one of the biggest transformations to happen to Australia’s telecommunications industry.
“We’re excited that more than ten million Australian homes and businesses can now connect to nbn access network, and this now includes Guyra.
“Connecting to a plan through your preferred phone and internet provider means people can embrace the benefits of access to fast broadband, such as such as running businesses from their homes, accessing remote health and education services, and staying better connected in this digital age.”
“It’s important to remember that making the switch is not automatic. To take advantage of connecting to services, we encourage people to contact their preferred phone and internet provider to discuss the right speed plan for their household or business needs and to place an order.”
As the rollout nears completion, Mr Williams is warning residents to be wary of scammers pretending to collect payment on behalf of NBN Co.
“NBN Co is a wholesale-only company and does not request money direct from consumers. NBN Co do not make unsolicited calls, request remote access to a resident’s computer or door knock to sell broadband services to the public.
“If someone claiming to work for NBN Co has contacted you trying to sell you an internet or phone service, ask for their details, hang up and call your phone and internet provider to check if they are legitimate. If you’ve already provided your details, contact your financial institution immediately.”