Port Fairy has officially made the switch to the national broadband network (NBN) with the town’s copper infrastructure turned off on Friday.
Port Fairy follows Warrnambool and other regional towns which have made the move to the NBN. This week’s decommissioning affects those living and working in the immediate Port Fairy township.
Victoria head of NBN Local Ebony Aitken said a large number of residents had already signed up but reminded those who were yet to make the switch to do so as soon as possible.
“The decommissioning of the existing copper network in most parts of Port Fairy will commence this month,” she said.
“Once we switch on the fixed line NBN access network in a particular area, residents and businesses have an 18 month window to contact their preferred phone or internet provider and order an NBN plan before the copper network is decommissioned.
Ms Aitken said said homes and businesses yet to connect would have received information from NBN Co in the lead up to the disconnection date which included important information about how to make the switch as it’s not automatic.
Other Moyne Shire towns which are ready for NBN service include Kirkstall, Yambuk, Hawkesdale, Caramut, Woolsthorpe and Winslow while Orford is already in service.
She said Koroit’s copper network would be disconnected from November.
Ms Aitken urged community members wanting to know more to go to nbnco.com.au and use the address checker to get all the information relevant for their home or business.