Parts of the Macedon Ranges are set to transition to the NBN.

Residents and businesses in Macedon, Mount Macedon, New Gisborne and Riddells Creek will have their existing landline phone and internet services switched over to the NBN from October 11. Existing services will no longer work.

More than 2700 homes and businesses in the area have placed an order for NBN services in the past 18 months. Those that haven’t arranged an NBN connection are at risk of disconnection.

Victoria and Tasmania local head of NBN Matt Evans urged residents to make contact with their phone and internet provider to switch over to the new service before the transition date.

“While many homes and businesses have already made the switch to a service over the NBN access network, this is the final stage of the transition to the NBN access network and brings the community closer to fully embracing the benefits of fast broadband,” he said.

“We encourage any local businesses that are yet to switch to contact their preferred phone and internet service provider well in advance of the switch-off date to ensure there is plenty of time to manage the migration of any business service or devices.

“It’s particularly important for anyone with a medical alarm, auto-dialler or emergency call button to register these devices on NBN Co’s Medical Alarm.”