NBN pumps the breaks on its HFC rollout

National Broadband Network (NBN) CEO Bill Morrow has said the company will delay the rollout of its hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network until it can repair various customer experience issues.

With 3.1 million premises in the HFC footprint, Morrow told ZDNet that 370,000 are already connected and an additional 50,000 are queued to be connected. All remaining premises slated to be connected by HFC will see delays of between six and nine months.

Allow me to tell you the cause of your issue: An ageing, poorly maintained and over capacity HFC network that’s being crammed into a multi-technology mixture of hell.

How much did we fork out for that unusable Optus’ network again? Just $800m, not too bad.

Source: NBN delays HFC rollout until customer experience issues fixed | ZDNet