iiNet Trials NBN Hybrid Fibre
Internet provider iiNet is readying two sites for trials of NBN’s hybrid fibre-coaxial cable to see if it is up to par before rolling out a commercial offering.
The trial encompasses just eight homes in Redcliffe, Queensland, and 12 in Ocean Reef, WA. The cable networks in those areas were owned by Optus and Telstra respectively before NBN purchased them.
The iiNet HFC service promises speeds of up to 100 Mbps per second down and 40 Mbps up.
In total, more than three million premises will eventually be covered by NBN’s HFC service.