Council hosts sessions to explain the NBN

Burdekin Shire Council will next week hold two community information sessions to explain the NBN.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the sessions would be held from 6pm until 7pm at the Burdekin Library Ayr on Monday, 11 July, and Home Hill Branch Library on Tuesday, 12 July.

“This is an opportunity for people to come along and learn about the NBN and how it will affect them,” she said.

“Many residents have received a flyer in their mail advising that NBN is available in their area and these information sessions will help people understand the issues they need to be aware of.

“Council encourages residents to attend as the swap over to the NBN affects not just your internet, but your phone line as well.

“The information sessions are an opportunity to hear from NBN Co and service providers, who will explain the process of registering for the service, and there also will someone there to explain the different modems and routers required for home phone and internet usage.”

NBN services went live in the Burdekin last month. Residents have 18 months to consider their options before the old copper telephone lines are disconnected. There are 60 service providers for residents to compare packages and prices.

The council website has additional information about the NBN in the Burdekin.

For more information about the NBN and whether your home or business can be connected, go to www.nbnco.com.au

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