The government and NBNCo have stated that once NBN is declared ready in an area we citizens have 18 months to take it up before the PSTN copper is turned off.
My estate first got some external wall HFC connections in December 2018, and my house was done in Feb 2019 only after having to lodge a formal complaint it had been skipped.
Today I received a letter from NBNCo stating the local PSTN copper will be turned off ‘from 8 November 2019’.
My conclusion is that is must be 18 months from December 2018 to November 2019, government as well as NBNCo have attained a new level of disdain in dealing with us, or they have employed a complete moron who cannot add 18 months to Dec 2018 and get June 2020 as the answer? Perhaps the counting started from when an NBN manager first drove through our area rather than when work began?
Anyway, if you are not already ‘one with NBN’ when you first ‘meet with’ the NBN, take nothing at face value and read all the correspondence carefully. We are consistently reminded we are nothing but collateral damage in the entire program, save for the few who got FTTP in the early days.