More than 4600 Ballarat premises will switch over to the National Broadband Network by November.
The NBN roll-out continues to ramp up across Ballarat, with the existing copper network to be switched off for more than 2200 properties in Canadian, Eureka, Golden Point and Ballarat East from September 9.
More than 2400 dwellings in Ballarat East, Brown Hill, Eureka and Bakery Hill will switch over from November 11.
“In order to make way for the NBN network, parts of the existing network will be switched off, like the digital switchover for TV,” an NBN spokesperson said.
“So in areas where NBN fibre optic cable is available, most premises with a fixed line phone or internet connection will be affected, even those that currently don’t use the internet.
“In these areas, anyone who wants to maintain their landline phone or internet services will need to connect to the NBN network.
“If people don’t want to switch to the NBN network, they should ask their preferred provider about other options like mobile phone and broadband.”
Brown Hill, Nerrina and Black Hill services were switched over last week.
Suburbs yet to be connected to the NBN include Alfredton, Bonshaw, Cardigan, Redan, Delacombe, Sebastopol, Lake Gardens, Lake Wendouree, Wendouree and Mitchell Park.
Construction will begin on a fibre-to-the-node service from the second half of 2017.
Lake Wendouree, Newington, Ballarat Central (2500 buildings) June 12, 2015
Redan, Ballarat Central (2400 buildings) August 14, 2015
Black Hill, Soldiers Hill, Ballarat North (2200 buildings) September 11, 2015
Invermay Park, Ballarat North (2000 buildings) March 11, 2016
Brown Hill, Nerrina, Black Hill (2400 buildings) August 12, 2016
Canadian, Eureka, Golden Point, Ballarat East (2200 buildings) September 9, 2016
Ballarat East, Brown Hill, Eureka, Bakery Hill (2400 buildings) November 11, 2016
Golden Point, Mount Pleasant, Bakery Hill (2100 buildings) January 20, 2017
Mount Clear, Canadian (2000 buildings) April 14, 2017
Mount Helen, Buninyong (2300 buildings) September 8, 2017
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