THIS POST IS regarding the NBN-Co forcing residents to join the NBN network, and threatening to cut off their copper network phone lines within 18 months of the resident being informed that the NBN is now available at their premises…quote from The NBN email i just received in red below…!
"Please also note that your current service disconnection date is the 11/09/2020."
Also in my case, telstra have also informed me that if i do not go over to the NBN network, i will have both my copper phone line service disconnected as well as my cable internet…as quoted in red below.!
"To keep your home phone and internet working, you’ll need to connect to nbn."
As i mentioned to MY LOCAL MEMBERS REPRESENTATIVE, it is not fair that for example; a 95 year old pensioner who has had their copper phone line connected for over 60 years and can use their older style phone without the need of the use of electricity, is now forced to have an NBN black connection box, that requires a 240 volt power source, 24 hours a day, just to be able to use their phone, put into their home.
This is completely and utterly absurd, and nobody in this country, especially the elderly, should be forced to pay additional costs, and have a broadband NBN black box installed in their home just to use their normal everyday phone, when they were quite happy to use their existing phone that they are familiar with and have always used.
According to the NBN both internet and phone services will have to go through their black connection box, with the 4 green L.E.D’s on the front, and in my view, your phone service, and a computer internet service are two separate services and should be treated as such, and if the NBN only put fibre to the node, they will have to use coaxial cable from the node to the household connection point, which in my case is the grey external foxtel connection point.
So their is no valid reason to disconnect the old copper phone lines at all, because even if internet consumers currently using ADSL-2 over their current copper phone line network, they will have to go over to coaxial cabling into their NBN connection box that would be installed inside their premises.
Therefore the copper phone lines could still be left in service, as they will not effect the coaxial connections to the NBN connection black box. Due to fact that their is only the male coaxial connector points on the rear of the NBN connector box, there is nowhere where you can connect bare copper phone line cabling.
I would like to see any current government regulations regarding the implementation, and roll out of the NBN, that are forcing consumers to ditch their current and affordable phone line service, and being told that they have to, by law, go over to the new NBN, to be reviewed, and the mandatory aspect totally reversed, and by the looks of all the negative feedback, and negative reviews in relation to the NBN roll-out, and there are thousands of negative reviews in many different forums, i feel that this review is warranted and also necessary.
These elderly pensioners who have paid taxes all their working lives, must have their wishes respected, and should not be told that if you do not join the NBN you will have your current services disconnected, this is not right, and the rights and freedoms of everyday Australians are being taken away, due to the heavy handed tactics used by this current Liberal Government.
There are many thousands of retirees, who only use their internet for basic services, for emailing, or googling certain topics, and do not need 100-megabytes per second, they are quite happy with their existing service, many may not wish to play computer games, or down load movies, that would require higher speeds, so those who are very happy with the status quo should be allowed to do so, to still have a choice, without the prospect of being subjected to the heavy handed tactics as seems to now be the case. this is completely UN-Australian…!