What is HFC?
HFC (Hybrid Fibre Coaxial) is a network technology developed by the cable TV industry that allows two-way, high-speed broadband content (video, voice and data) to be delivered to the home using a combination of fibre and coaxial cable.
The local connection is fibre laid to a central “node” in a neighbourhood. Coaxial cable is then used to connect premises to this node. Coaxial cable is similar to the copper used to deliver ADSL, FTTN or FTTC internet, but is insulated to prevent interference.
nbn™ HFC utilises the existing HFC Coaxial cables and network by replacing the local fibre cable and nodes with a new fibre network connected to the nbn™ network.