There are rumours around that when the NBN comes to your area you MUST connect to it as the old copper wires will be de-commissioned. We are not sure that these rumours are correct for a couple of reasons. Firstly, as many of you have discovered, you may not be able to connect to NBN because in our area it is wireless and you must have line of sight from your home to the tower.
Secondly, your correspondent has been told by Telstra that their packages will only have a data connection to NBN and phone services will continue to be over the copper. Some other service providers are offering both phone and data services over NBN.
PLEASE do not rely on our thoughts – who knows what will really happen. But do make your own enquiries before being panicked into connecting to the NBN if you don’t want to.
Somebody said on Facebook that a Telstra person told them that as many residents as possible should register for NBN. That may encourage them to finish the job they started 22 months ago!! The address to register is http://www.nbnco.com.au/connect-home-or-business/check-your-address.html. You then need to go through their three step process to get to the place you can register.

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