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Local Businesses Get Ready for NBN
One of the effects the NBN will have on
many businesses is that their phone systems
will no longer be directly supported.
"We are seeing a big increase in the number
of businesses upgrading to phone systems that
will work now on the copper network, but can
be seamlessly moved to the NBN," said Allen
Cupitt of Ace Internet in Bowral.
In addition to being NBN-ready, the new
phone systems supplied by Ace are providing
customers with line rental savings.
"Historically there has not been an easy option
to allow a business to scale their number of lines
to meet high and low demands, but this can now
be done," said Allen.
The cost of line rental has long been
considered a necessary evil for running a
business. However, the money-saving voice over
internet protocol, previously only available to
large enterprises, is now available to the small
"There are instant savings on fixed costs.
Some clients have fifty or more phone lines, so
eliminating the line rental for each of those, and
reducing the costs of calls, is a significant sum,"
"It also provides NBN readiness, which could
prove to be a competitive advantage when other
businesses discover that their equipment isn't
According to the NBN Guide for Consumers,
"the existing copper-wire telephone network will
be disconnected in stages as the NBN is rolled
out." It also states that being connected to the
NBN will be the only way to access a fixed line
service in areas with fibre-optic cable.
Ace Internet is one of the few authorised
NBN service providers on the east coast.
"When thousands of businesses and homes
are being connected to the NBN, it will prove
prudent to be ready. That way you won't get left
behind in the rush. When the NBN is rolled out
here, we can transfer our customers without cost
or delay," said Allen.
You can see a demonstration of VoIP
Phone System in Ace's Bong Bong Street,
Bowral office. To get more information, call
Ace on 4861 8888.
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