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Neighbourhood Cable is a telecommunications provider based in regional Victoria, Australia . Neighbourhood Cable owns and operates Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) cable networks in three Victorian regional cities:

It delivers cable television, broadband internet and telephony services via these cable networks. It also offers internet services via Telstra's copper network and wireless equipment. It is one of the few companies in Australia with non-Telstra selling local-loop services, and also one of only very few with active HFC networks.

History

Neighbourhood Cable commenced the rollout of its hybrid fiber Optic/Coaxial network in Mildura on March 1, 1996, with the rollout to two thirds of homes and 90% of businesses in Mildura completed in two years.[1]

By 2001 the company had run 900 kilometres worth of hybrid fibre coaxial cable past 38,000 homes in Mildura and Ballarat, with planned rollouts in Bendigo, Geelong, Shepparton and Albury-Wodonga.[2]

A number of subscription TV channels have solely or were first seen in Australia on their network. It was the only place in Australia where the US ESPN2 could be viewed, and was the first place some Discovery Channel variants and CNN Headline News were available.

The company was delisted from the ASX in July 2005,[3] after a string of events starting with a request for a further 5 million dollars to continue operation. The company's venture capitalist, TVG, subsequently acquired all shares in the company.[3]

In 2007 it was announced that rival telecommunications company TransACT would take control of Neighbourhood Cable from 1 January 2008.[4]

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