nbn™ HFC – What is it?

The nbn™ network will eventually replace most existing phone and internet networks.

Get prepared now!

Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) connections require an nbn™ network device to be installed at the point where the HFC line enters your home. This device requires power to operate, and can be installed by an approved nbn™ installer or service provider.

All types of nbn™ network connections that utilise a physical line running to the premises are considered fixed line connections. An nbn™ Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) connection is used in circumstances where the existing ‘pay TV’ or cable network can be used to make the final part of the nbn™ network connection. In this circumstance a HFC line will be run from the nearest available fibre node, to your premises.

nbn™ HFC Supplied equipment diagram

nbn™ HFC Supplied equipment diagram

Power blackouts

Equipment connected over the nbn™ network will not work during a power blackout. Speak to us about alternative forms of power available like a small UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) to suit your needs.

Do I need cabling changed in my home or office?

A standard installation of nbn™ equipment allows you to plug a landline phone directly into the nbn™ connection box. If you want to keep using any of the existing phone sockets in your place, rewiring will be needed.

So if after you have connected to nbn™;

  • you will require one or more telephones within your home or office.
  • you will have a monitored fire or security system.
  • you will Medical alarm, autodialler or emergency call button.
  • you will have a Lift emergency phone.
  • you will have a Fax machine or TTY device.

You may need a registered cabler to modify your internal cabling. Call us now on 07 3123 6907 or use our contact form to ask us a question or you can arrange a visit from one of our fully qualified technicians.

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