Earlier in the year, we told you all about the Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC or Cable) networks that nbn™ purchased to add to the mix of technologies they’re using to roll out the faster, more reliable nbn™ network across Australia. We even tried it out for ourselves during our nbn™ HFC trials in Queensland and Western Australia.
Now iiNet is getting ready to launch nbn™ HFC plans and we couldn’t wait to tell you all about it. So who is getting nbn™ HFC, and what sort of planswill you be able to get from iiNet? Let’s take a look.
nbn™ HFC Footprint
With so many different nbn™ technologies like FTTP, FTTN, and Fixed Wireless rolling out across the nation, you might wonder how many residents will actually be receiving nbn™ HFC. Well, it’s actually quite a lot!
The rollout of nbn™ HFC aims to cover 830,000 premises by June 2017 alone. That’s a significant portion of the 8 million connections nbn™ aims to make by 2020. The largest nbn™ HFC footprints can be found in Victoria and New South Wales, which will each have over 200,000 premises connected to nbn™ HFC. Queensland will have a fair slice of nbn™ HFC with over 100,000 premises to be connected, while Western Australia and South Australia will each have a little over 50,000 premises in the footprint.
Same Great Value Plans
At iiNet, we’ve made it simple when it comes to nbn™ HFC plan sets: they’ll be the exact same as our other nbn™ plan sets! This means the same great value prices, same speed offers, same phone services and even the option of Liimitless broadband data on the nbn™.
Why iiNet Does it Better
The HFC networks purchased by nbn™ were originally owned by other Internet Service Providers. Naturally we see some issues for customers when a network owner doesn’t allow other service providers to offer competitive plans over their network. Some of the areas in the nbn™ HFC rollout may have had poor Cable experiences in the past from their service providers, because there was little to no other choice in providers. The HFC network itself is also getting an upgrade in 2017 so it can support even faster speeds.
With the upgraded nbn™ HFC, you’ll have a choice in provider, so why wouldn’t you go with the people who know nbn™ best? iiNet has already tested the technology and has the know-how to back it up. For competitive prices and great customer service, we’ve got you covered.
To see where your exact location stands in the nbn™ rollout process, check out the nbn™ Coverage Checker. This will let you see exactly where sites have been built or are in stages of preparation or construction. Make sure to register your interest on the nbn™ Wait List and check out iiNet’s nbn™ plans to be ready to roll when the nbn™ hits your neighbourhood.