Many vital services and equipment use telecommunications infrastructure to work. These services and equipment may be affected in the switch over to the National Broadband Network (NBN).

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is modernising the telecommunications network to homes and businesses.

Many vital services and equipment use telecommunications infrastructure to work, such as telephone and voice services, internet, disability equipment (tele-typewriters), fax machines, medical alarms, security alarms, EFTPOS machines and emergency elevator phones.

These services and equipment may be affected in the switch over to the National Broadband Network (NBN).

When considering switching over to the NBN, it is important to check:

If the devices you use will work over the network - the provider or manufacturer of the device will be able to advise you on this.

If your services will work with your chosen plan - ask if there are any changes required to your devices or in-house wiring.

In this article by ACCAN (link below) we look at some of the most used services and devices that will be affected by the NBN.

Medical alarm users should list their device on NBN’s National Medical Alarm Register, by calling 1800 227 300 or completing the online form at:-  http://www.nbnco.com.au/connect-home-or-business/information-for-home/device-compatibility/medical-alarm-register.html             

Resource: Australian Communications Consumer Action Network(ACCAN) 

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