12 suburbs that need to switch to NBN now or be disconnected

Outdated phone and internet services have gone dark in two Sunshine Coast suburbs, with another 10 suburbs on the way.
Outdated phone and internet services have gone dark in two Sunshine Coast suburbs, with another 10 suburbs on the way. Brett Wortman

TIME has run out for residents in two Sunshine Coast suburbs to switch to NBN, with outdated phones and internet services disconnected, and another 10 suburbs facing disconnection within days.

Landline phones and ADSL internet have already gone dark for the 2100 homes and businesses in Wurtulla and Birtinya, after the NBN cut off services to the old copper infrastructure from November 10.

The area stretches from Lake Kawana Boulevard to Kawana Way and down to Currimundi Lake, including the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

From November 19 another 9000 homes and businesses will be transitioned to NBN-only, with the area spanning Currimundi, Meridan Plains, Mountain Creek, Parrearra, Birtinya, Bokarina, Warana, Wurtulla, Minyama, Mooloolaba.

As part of a national upgrade to Australia's fixed line infrastructure, the NBN will progressively replace most existing landline phone and internet services across the nation.

NBN head of local Queensland Ryan Williams said it was vital residents understood the switch was not automatic, and they needed to place an order as soon as possible with their internet provider or phone company to continue using home phone and internet services.

"Customers do have a choice, they can switch to fast broadband through the NBN or they can choose to make do with mobile solutions," he said.

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