Redcliffe HFC Launch
nbn’s first commercial Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) services are today available to Retail Service Providers in Redcliffe, QLD with some 18,800 premises now Ready for Service (RFS) and ready for Retail Service Providers to connect customers to the nbn™ network in the area.
nbn is extending and upgrading the former cable networks, sometimes referred to as pay TV cables, of Telstra and Optus to deliver HFC services on the nbn™ network.
This milestone, flagged in January via the nbn Product Roadmap, means homes and businesses in the Redcliffe area will be able to order an nbn service by contacting their retail service provider who will be able to access peak wholesale speeds of up to 100/40Mbps.*
nbn currently plans to have 875,000 HFC premises RFS with 200,000 of those end-user premises activated on the nbn™ network by June 2017.
* We’re designing the nbn™ network to provide these speeds to our wholesale customers, telephone and internet service providers. End User experience, including the speeds actually achieved over the nbn™ network, depends on some factors outside our control like equipment quality, software, broadband plans and how the end user’s retail service provider designs its network.