Why is the existing network being disconnected?

The nbn™  network is an upgrade to replace the existing telecommunications network. In fixed line areas, it is replacing the existing copper network; this includes landline/home phone, ADSL internet and Telstra cable internet networks. In areas where fibre is installed, residents and businesses will need to switch to the nbn™ network in order to maintain the services they currently use.

All fixed wireless and satellite areas will retain their landline phone service. Residents and businesses in these areas, will be able to continue with their existing phone services, but should move to the nbn™ network to enjoy a fast, reliable broadband internet service.

Learn more about the nbn™ Multi Technology Mix (MTM)