Quick Answer: Is NBN Connection Mandatory?

By most accounts, the National Broadband Network (NBN) is a bit of a dog’s breakfast.

Despite this, connecting to the NBN is compulsory, with existing telephone and internet connections switched off to make way for the rollout.

How long do I have before I have to switch to NBN?

Once NBN has announced your area is ready for service you will generally have 18 months to move your landline phone and internet services to the new NBN network, although some service providers might have shorter timeframes.

Is there an alternative to the NBN?

And as long as you can get a decent mobile signal at your home, home wireless is a great NBN alternative. Many home wireless connections are limited in terms of the speeds they can offer. But the major exception to this is Optus wireless broadband.

Can I connect to NBN without a home phone?

No, you do not need an active phone line to get an internet service on the nbn™. Unlike ADSL, the nbn™ does not require you to have an active landline. Most ADSL customers only have a phone line so they can have an internet connection.

Do I have to pay for NBN installation?

The National Broadband Network will be installed at your home free of charge. However, you will have to pay for an NBN plan to cover your monthly usage. The price of NBN plans is always changing, but you can expect to pay somewhere between $60 and $100 per month for your connection.

Can I opt out of NBN?

Residents can still opt out of a fibre connection, an NBN Co spokeswoman confirmed. But they will have no fixed-line connection once the Telstra copper network is removed under a deal between Telstra and NBN Co.

Can I use my old phone with NBN?

If you have HFC nbn service, you plug your home phone directly into the green port on your Telstra modem. If you have a Fixed Wireless nbn connection, you can choose to keep your existing copper phone line. This means you can use your phone during a power failure, depending on your handset.

Do I really need to switch to NBN?

Switching to the NBN is not automatic—there are steps you need to take. Once NBN Co has announced that your area is NBN-ready, you may have up to 18 months to move your phone and internet services. You must contact your preferred service provider to move to the NBN.

Will 5g replace NBN?

Vodafone’s 5G network is likely to go live in 2020. 5G could be a NBN alternative for some users, but is unlikely to replace other broadband plans and options. 5G may offer faster speeds than the NBN, but coverage will be limited in comparison.

Can I have Internet without landline?

Even though you can theoretically get cable or fibre broadband without line rental, it can be hard to find a provider actually offering broadband without a landline. Currently, Virgin Media is the only major ISP that lets you sign up for broadband without a phone line.

Do I need a technician to install my NBN?

Even if you have nominated a self-installation, an nbn technician will still be required to connect your nbn service and may need access to your premises. connect your nbn service and may need access to your premises.

Where is the NBN connection box installed?

An NBN Co standard installation allows for 40 metres of cabling from the Utility Box on the outside of your home to where the NBN Connection Box is installed within your home. the NBN Connection box should not be located within an out building, garage, wet area or hard to reach location.

How much does it cost to have NBN connected?

A Telstra Professional Install involves a home visit from a skilled technician (including nbn service install check) to help you connect your devices and services to the nbn network. A $240 fee for standard professional install may apply. Additional costs will apply if you have complex cabling requirements.