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Telstra Cable 3.0 - cable connections


I'm told that the Broadband Cable 3.0 product is delivered over a co-ax cable.

Is that co-ax cable fed all the way into my modem location, or is it terminated at an earlier point?

If terminated earlier - does it rely on the old (& suspect!) copper wires that were previously used for my ADSL2+ connection?


Thanks for your help (no one in sales knew the answer).


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Re: Telstra Cable 3.0 - cable connections

Thanks. That's perfectly clear!

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Re: Telstra Cable 3.0 - cable connections

Hello Wilti,

I'm looking at the cable in front of me.

It is a totally different cable to the phone line. Absolutely no connection between the HFC cable and your phone line whatsoever.

The HFC cable which is its correct name is,  is  run to a point in your premises, then another shorter lead is connected to that wall point / outlet.....   which goes to your modem. Let me know if any other questions!

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Re: Telstra Cable 3.0 - cable connections

Thanks. That's perfectly clear!

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Re: Telstra Cable 3.0 - cable connections

It is delivered over a Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) Cable, it is run into the house and terminates at a faceplate, you then run a cable from the faceplate to the modem which is another coax cable, and that connects it to the HFC network and the internet is provided over it... at no point in your house does it connect or rely on the Copper network.

It is significantly faster then ADSL with the standard speed being 30/1Mbps (compared to a maximum speed on ADSL2+ of 20/1Mbps) with the option of increasing it to up to 100/2Mbps if you have the need, the need for speed.
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