ALL Greater Bendigo premises should be able to move to the National Broadband Network within a month, as works finish on the city's network.
Construction is underway to connect a final 1800 homes and businesses in Marong and Maiden Gully.
More than 45,780 homes and businesses in Greater Bendigo can connect to the NBN network.
More than 34,500 premises have either transferred to the NBN network or begun to transfer to the service.
Once the NBN switches on its fixed line access network in an area residents and businesses have 18 months to contact a phone or internet provider to order a plan.
After this time the copper network will be decommissioned.
Telstra will disconnect its copper wire service to 500 Bendigo customers on Friday. Customers in Bendigo, Jackass Flat, Eaglehawk and Ironbark may be among those affected.
Telstra Acting Regional General manager Marcus Swinburne said customers needed to switch to the NBN to keep their landline and broadband services working.
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The retirement of these copper lines will affect phone, data and internet services.
An NBN spokesperson said it was important that anyone with a medical alarm, auto-dialler or emergency call button register these devices with the NBN.
The spokesperson warned residents to be wary of scammers pretending to collect payments on behalf of the NBN. The spokesperson said the NBN did not take money direct from consumers, nor make unsolicited calls, request remote access to a computer or door knock.
Affected residents should have received direct main from the NBN to make sure they don't miss their disconnection date.
Check whether your home is connected to the NBN online.
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