Hybrid Fibre coaxial. (they use remaining Telstra/foxtel/optus cable networks to plug you to the NBN fibre backbone and also add new Cable instead of fibre)
Basicaly its a fancy way of saying that the Fibre NBN is bastardised now from the original FTTP concept.
A person i know does NBN installs and says its FKN Retarded, they could just as easily run the Fibre… but they run the cable… because?? (supposbly its cheaper and quicker) yet it takes the same time to run fibre as cable. There literally in the pits and on the poles putting in a sub-standard system that could easily be fibre. (truth is they rent the cable from telstra/foxtel/optus who are friends of the liberal party, where as Labour wanted to purchase all the conduit access for 1 billion, but lost the election) The NBN is a Bizarre beast… not to mention it is all be done by sham contracting through companys paid by the tax payer. lots of guys on the ground doing the installs not getting any super at all. ask your next NBN installer that comes to your house if he is a contractor and if he gets super… 100% sure he is not. he may not even have his own workcover enabled… as he thinks the company above him provides it.
This will be one of the biggest rorts ever.
ITs a complete and utter dogs breakfast.