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Hybrid Fibre Coaxial physical connections

My residence (in a block of units) has coaxial cable broadband, coming from a power pole on the footpath to a box on the outside wall. From that box, a coaxial cable runs through a wall and eventually into my cable modem.


About July 2019 NBN workers were unrolling cables into the landline pads on the footpath. At that time, there was a disruption to my broadband, so I bought a Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2 with Cable Adapter.


My residence also has a landline (now rarely used).


When I switch to NBN (Hybrid Fibre Coaxial), what are the necessary connections? Will the landline connection be used, or will there be another box on the outside of the units? 

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Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: Hybrid Fibre Coaxial physical connections

If you switch to NBN HFC then your existing coaxial cable is used. Some Telstra cable areas are switching the NBN FTTC. If your in an area switching to NBN FTTC the existing land line is used. You can check what type of NBN connection you will transferring to by entering your address on this site.

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