ERIC Number: ED081184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Technical Standards and Specifications: Ordinance Supplement Section VII.
Cable Television Information Center, Washington, DC.
The Cable Television Information Center, as part of its overall attempt to provide local governmental policy makers with the information and analytical tools needed for sound decision making, prepared a report to assist public officials who wish to develop technical standards for cable television (CATV) systems in their communities. The report develops a comprehensive set of standards, discusses how it affects CATV system economics, and suggests alternative means of enforcement. Specifically, it recommends a regulatory program which is demanding but not beyond the present state of the art and which consists of the following elements: 1) construction standards to ensure a safe and reliable system; 2) technical standards for the reception of broadcast television signals received either off-the-air or via microwave; 3) technical standards for ensuring overall system performance; 4) procedures for testing system performance to ensure that all technical standards are being met; and 5) a record keeping log book that supports the technical standards and testing procedure programs. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Equipment Standards, Performance Specifications, Policy Formation, Public Officials, Public Policy, Research Reports, Specifications, Standards
Cable Television Information Center, The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Cable Television Information Center, Washington, DC.