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Delivering Internet Connections over Cable: Breaking the by Mark Laubach, Stephen Dukes, David Farber

By Mark Laubach, Stephen Dukes, David Farber

"The instantly scoop on cable and the net from authors who be aware of the evidence. there's no higher source."–Vinton Cerf Here’s your probability to benefit from the specialists why cable is speedy outpacing competing applied sciences within the high-speed net marketplace. no matter if you’re attracted to integrating cable companies into your community or simply are looking to comprehend what the broadband hype is all approximately, this publication deals an easy-to-understand but systematic account of all points of the know-how, from cable modems to the evolving broadband entry of the longer term. placing to relaxation questions about defense and caliber of carrier that plague this much-contested undefined, supplying net Connections over Cable gains the cable operator’s point of view on quite a lot of very important subject matters.

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These filters are defined as follows: ■■ A high-pass filter permits RF frequencies higher than a specified frequency (the cutoff frequency) to pass through the filter, while greatly attenuating frequencies below the cutoff frequency. For example, a high-pass filter with a cutoff frequency of 54MHz would permit RF signals from 54MHz and higher to pass through the filter, while frequencies lower than 54MHz would be attenuated. ■■ A low-pass filter permits RF frequencies lower than a specified cutoff frequency to pass through the filter, while greatly attenuating frequencies higher than the cutoff frequency.

This requirement included the establishment of standards, based on the basis of actual cost, of charges for subscriber installation and lease of the equipment for the basic service, including a converter box and remote control unit. In addition, the FCC was directed to establish guidelines identifying unreasonable rates for higher tiers of service. The act also authorized the FCC to reduce unreasonable rates and require refunds to subscribers. The act also: required cable operators to offer their programming to future competitors, such as MMDS, Satellite Master Antenna Television (SMATV), and DBS operators at reasonable prices on a nondiscriminatory basis; barred municipalities from unreasonably refusing to grant competitive franchises; required cable operators to carry local broadcast stations (“must carry”), or at the option of the broadcaster, to compensate the broadcaster for retransmission; regulated the ownership by cable operators of other media such as MMDS and SMATV.

Demarcation or grounding block, which connects the drop cable to the home. ■■ In-house cable, which runs from the block to the set-top box. ■■ Set-top box, or a subscriber’s cable-ready TV. A headend is a building located somewhere within the serving area. Headends take different forms, from small concrete buildings to rooms within large buildings, but typical to all traditional headends are antennas or satellite dishes located next to the building. Television signals are received by these antennas and dishes and brought into the headend.

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