NBN connection issues

As NBN will not connect our home phones, will they also cut our public phones?

Will everybody have to get a mobile phone? Many poor people cannot afford a mobile phone and phoning mobile phone to mobile phone is very expensive. Many poor people have medical problems and with no home phone and no public phone, how will they make a 000 call? Will they be switching off East Gosford’s public telephones (with the rest of the copper network in October)?

Letter, 21 Aug 2014
Ray Madden,
East Gosford