Chamber member Telstra Business Centre West Sydney has announced that up to 8000 businesses in our region will be given access to high speed national broadband.
Telstra Business Centre West Sydney marketing director, Jennifer Vella, said the areas include Wetherill Park, Smithfield and some parts of Fairfield and Cabramatta.
The NBN will replace most of the traditional copper and cable based phone and internet services.
“All sites are being given 18 months from when the NBN becomes available to them to sign up. We have managers available who can walk businesses through the steps they need to take and help make it less overwhelming.”
“Businesses need to be aware that at some point some of the services available to them will no longer work so now is a good time to sit down with one of our account managers to look at what plan is the right one for the way they do business.”
Jennifer said as well as delivering faster broadband speeds, the NBN will help companies change the way they do business,
“There have been instances of businesses, especially in design and graphic for example, where they need to upload or send large files every day that have had to leave their premises and use an IT firm to compress and send the files on their behalf. The NBN changes all of that. It makes doing business more efficient and improves productivity.”
The first step for businesses ready to join the digital era is to work out which of your services you need to transfer to the new network (alarms, EFTPOS, fax machines). Telstra Business Centre West Sydney staff can help advise what options are available to best suit each business.
At our recent After 5 the Chamber President discussed this roll out with Telstra Sales Manager Robert Nasr who said businesses should ask for advice before making any decisions such as moving location. He knows of cases where businesses have moved to a new site and discovered – too late – it didn’t have an NBN connection or wasn’t in line to receive one.
For more information: Telstra Business Centre West Sydney is at 164 Merrylands Road, Merrylands, phone 8868 0700, email firstname.lastname@example.org