fg
Level 3: Gumshoe

Existing cable internet connection

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Hi All,

 

I currently have a cable connection (coax cable) and my current speed on the is 110Mbps. The connection has been great and stable for years.

My question - is the cable connection going to be redundant after the cut off date for my area (nov 2021)?

I would prefer to keep this connection if the cable connection isn't going to be turned off.

 

Thanks.

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Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: Existing cable internet connection

That is correct. It will use the phone infrastructure from the pit to the house. It is fibre from the POI to the pit, so speed capability should be close to what you have on cable.

 

The Cable(HFC) will be discontinued on the cutoff date.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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ProfessorPhone
Level 23: Superhero

Re: Existing cable internet connection

Hello,

It appears you have the (old) Telstra HFC cable for your internet.   This cable is now owned by NBN. In most instances, the HFC cable is utilized by NBN for internet and phone.

NBN speeds are not as stable as you've been receiving with Telstra, as the cable and NBN infrastructure loading is much more than Telstra.  You really have no choice with cable internet, other than going to wireless broadband with Telstra etc.

If you're looking for speed, Telstra limits availability of high speed plans. Aussie Broadband promotes and almost specialises in selling  higher speed plans.   At the end of the day, it depends on what NBN can do in your instance for resellers

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SteveW_52
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Re: Existing cable internet connection

If you existing internet service is cable by Telstra, have they advised you need to change? Suggested any 'type' and 'level' (speed) of NBN service you might get?

 

Failing any Telstra advice you can check Internet Services  and see what service are available from Telstra/NBN  at your location by typing in your address. Cable will be 'HFC' in NBN speak.

 

Telstra may or may not use the HFC option, depending on what NBN have determined is available in your location. You could also check to see what speeds are available to you, including Superfast and Ultrafast.

 

It's not easy to figure out really, until you now what is available..  if they say HFC/Cable is not possible, then you won't get to keep that, no matter how much you want to..

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fg
Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: Existing cable internet connection

I have been receiving emails and message from Telstra and NBN co. that I need to switch to NBN however neither has advised of the cable connection being affected. They mayb have only contacted my as I have an active phone line.

 

Telstra website and NBN website show I have FTTC available as my nbn connection. 

fg
Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: Existing cable internet connection

FTTC available as my nbn connection. From the curb, I believe it will be copper phone line connection?

Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: Existing cable internet connection

That is correct. It will use the phone infrastructure from the pit to the house. It is fibre from the POI to the pit, so speed capability should be close to what you have on cable.

 

The Cable(HFC) will be discontinued on the cutoff date.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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