All types of nbn network connections that utilise a physical line running to the premises are considered fixed line connections. An nbn HFC connection is used in circumstances where the existing ‘pay TV’ or cable network can be used to make the final part of the nbn network connection. In this circumstance, a HFC line will run from the nearest available fibre node to your premises. 

HFC connections require an nbn network device to be installed at the point where the HFC line enters your home. This device requires power to operate and can be installed by an approved nbn installer or service provider.