NBN to cut copper wire services to the first 19,000 homes on May 23 – medical alert systems will be affected

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The first 19,000 homes across 15 towns will lose their copper wire home and business connections on May 23.
Village and care operators need to be aware that existing medical alert systems may not work on the fibre optics network and complete failure can occur with electricity outages.
The towns cover large parts of Tasmania plus Armidale, Minnamurra and Kiama Downs in NSW, South Morang and Brunswick in Victoria, Townsville, Aitkenvale and Mundingburra in Queensland, and Willunga in South Australia.
Claude Rafin, Managing Director of The INS Group, has offered to be a sounding board and advice for operators as he was the main representative for the retirement sector with NBN. Email him HERE.


Property Council advocating strongly for retirement villages before for the May budget
We are all being conditioned to expect substantial cuts to expenditure in the Federal May budget. The Property Council, led by Mary Wood, has taken the initiative to make a submission to the Senate Standing Committees on economic enquiry into affordable housing to support retirement village related programs. Here are two.