Some Customers are getting internet and telephone through cable? This technology is called HFC (Hybrid Fibre Coaxial)

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(Hybrid Fibre Coaxial) – The HFC Network formerly belonged to //Optus but is now owned by the Company.

They were designed to carry PAY-TV (-tv) and developed by the cable TV industry to allow two-way, high-speed broadband content (video, voice and data) to be delivered to the home using a combination of fibre and cable.

If you live in a HFC area, your solution will be deliver via this technology instead of FTTP or FTTN

Hybrid fibre/coaxial (“cable Internet”) currently delivers speeds of 30Mbps to 100Mbps. The company plan acknowledges that 240Mbps is possible on the current network with HFC node-splitting.

HFC is widespread across a number of areas of metropolitan Australia – if you or your neighbour has via cable there is a good chance you live in the HFC footprint. Rather than build another broadband network over the top of these existing HFC networks, plan to upgrade the to deliver high speed broadband.

The purpose of this approach is to enable families and businesses to access high speed broadband faster than previously anticipated, with less disruption to the community and at less cost to you the tax payer.


NBN over HFC delayed until Q3/Q4 2018


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