ERIC Number: ED063733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan-5
Reference Count: 0
Present and Probable CATV/Broadband-Communication Technology.
Ward, John E.
The study reports on technical and cost factors affecting future growth of Cable TV (CATV) systems and the development of the "wired nation." Comparisons are made between alternatives for distributing CATV signals and alternative prototypes for subscriber home terminals. Multi-cable, augmented-channel (with converter), and switched CATV systems are reviewed in language aimed at informed laymen. It is concluded that within five years, a combination of 40 to 60 downstream to-the-subscriber program channels, certain video interconnect services, and substantial two-way home digital data services can be provided in several ways at reasonable cost: from $200 to $500 per subscriber, depending on the type of service, level of penetration, and costs of installing and maintaining the wiring. Appendices discuss interference problems in frequency multiplexed TV transmission over CATV, and the characteristics of two switched CATV systems. (Author/MG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Sloan Commission on Cable Communications; Wired City; Wired Nation
Note: Report of the Sloan Commission on Cable Communications