By Josh Taylor – [Australia] Under the $11 billion dollar deal NBN Co struck with Telstra, Telstra’s copper network will be decommissioned in NBN-connected areas, once those areas have been classed as “ready for service”. This happens once NBN Co has passed 90 per cent of premises in that area.
In satellite and fixed-wireless areas, the copper will be maintained by Telstra for phone services, but in fibre areas, even if customers are only seeking a voice service and not broadband, they will be required to migrate onto the NBN.
Voice customers will have just over two years between the ready-for-service date and when their voice service on the copper network is completely disconnected. more> http://tinyurl.com/6t2hyf8
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