[LINK] NBN upgrade questions

Hamish Moffatt hamish at moffatt.email
Tue Oct 9 19:03:35 AEDT 2018

On 09/10/18 18:08, David wrote:
> On 9/10/2018 1:52 PM, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
>> No, NBNco provides the modem for FTTC. They call it an NCD. Although 
>> it's just VDSL2, the NCD also provides the power to the device out in 
>> the pit. Hence a standard modem isn't enough.
> Is that the case for an HFC-based service?  I understand NBNCo. 
> provide a box which just converts the HFC signal to Ethernet, but does 
> it also provide power to something in the pit?

No it doesn't, the HFC tap in the street is passive.

The HFC NTD is just a cable modem (cable in, ethernet out) as you say. 
The customer must have their own router (or be supplied one by their 
retailer) like the other connection types.


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