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Internetworking Technologies Handbook, Fourth Edition by Cisco Systems, Inc.

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Chapter 22. Cable Access Technologies

Objectives

  • Understand hybrid fiber coax (HFC) networking concepts as a viable data medium.

  • Identify and characterize dominant HFC limitations associated with Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS) data transmission.

  • Understand the (DOCSIS) standard for data transport over Cable Television System (CATV).

  • Become familiar with DOCSIS hardware deployment and resulting capabilities.

  • Become aware of future applications of the DOCSIS standard to support advanced services.

Introduction

Historically, CATV has been a unidirectional medium designed to carry broadcast analog video channels to the maximum number of customers at the lowest possible cost. Since the introduction of CATV more than 50 years ago, ...

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