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Preparing for the nbn™ network

Is your home ready for the nbn™ network? To help you prepare for the switch, here is a guide on what you need to consider.


nbn™ Hybrid Fibre Coaxial explained (HFC)

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. 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. 

Your choice of provider
To get the best nbn™ network experience, check your address and contact your preferred service provider about
the nbn™ network options that are available to your premises.

Get the most from your nbn™ network connection
Consider the number of users and types of applications within your household or business. If you have many users and many
devices and you do things like stream video on a regular basis, you should discuss higher speed options with your service

provider so they can recommend the plan that’s best for you. 

For more information on choosing the installation location for your nbn™ Equipment, and other advice like migrating business

services. Download the connect kit below.

What does the HFC equipment look like?

This first installation is without a pay TV service:

This second installation is with a pay TV or cable internet service:

nbn™ Fibre to the Premises

nbn™ Fibre to the Node

nbn™ Hybrid Fibre Coaxial

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