nbn are currently intending to resume HFC orders from 24th May.
Posted Mar 30, 2021 - 14:00 AEDT
In December 2020, nbn advised that there was a shortage of HFC NTD's to connect premises to the nbn network. NBN has confirmed today that their supplier of nbn NTDs will not be able to meet the order requirements for the network, and so nbn has been forced to hold any new nbn orders. This is to allow nbn to hold the existing stock of modems to support service assurance activities.
nbn is examining whether existing disconnection dates need to be postponed. Premises which currently are SC21, SC22 or SC23 for nbn services will be rolled back to SC20 and we will not be able to process any new nbn orders until nbn resolves their supply issue.
Real World remains hopeful that nbn will make the sensible choice and consider alternate technology deployments for the premises affected.
It is unclear if this will affect existing in-flight orders, however it is likely that any orders in place will not be completed.