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ERIC Number: ED125542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of Future Cable Television Technology. Final Summary Report.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY. Telecommunications Research Center.
Technological alternatives in the evolution of present cable television systems into broadband communication networks (BCN) were assessed. Cost estimates were made for alternatives, and the impact of alternatives on BCN development was investigated. An historical study of cable television technology was made which related it to other communications technologies. A possible path for the evolution of cable television systems into BCN was developed. Alternative distribution systems, terminals, new systems, and technologies were assessed. Economic and regulatory factors were reviewed, and the impact of BCN development on society was predicted, focusing particularly on education. A detailed estimate was made to show how demand for interactive services could affect the design of BCN. The background and alternative policies for issues analyzed in the study were summarized. (CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY. Telecommunications Research Center.