ERIC Number: ED066871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Cable Communications in the Dayton Miami Valley: Summary Report.
Johnson, Leland L.
The report summarizes a ten-part study of prospects for cable television (CATV) in the 13 communities that make up the metropolitan area of Dayton, Ohio. The report, written in non-technical language, deals with the economics and technology of CATV, the range of new services that might be provided via CATV, and questions of franchising and ownership of CATV systems. On the basis of these considerations and a ten-year financial projection, the report recommends construction of an interconnected network of six cable systems. The basic system consists of a dual cable plant providing about 40 video channels from the headend to subscriber locations, plus two or three video channels in the reverse direction to permit remote program originations and to provide capacity to handle facsimile mail, data storage and retrieval, viewer interrogation and response, and other services that may be perfected within 5-10 years. For the large number of "general" viewers the report recommends access to ten channels on each of the two cables. For "special interest" viewers another 20 channels would be provided via set-top converters. (MG/Author)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Communications, Computers, Costs, Facsimile Transmission, Feasibility Studies, Home Instruction, Home Programs, Information Systems, Online Systems, Telecommunications
Communications Department, The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio