Cable television system
Pience, Roger D. Buckeye Technologies, LLC, South Portland, Maine.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Types of service
- Frequency spectrum
- Transmission technology
- System architecture
- Advanced technology
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A system that receives and processes television signals, as well as other digital forms of communications such as those related to high-speed Internet connectivity and cable telephony, from various sources and retransmits these signals through coaxial or optical-fiber (or fiber-optic) cables to subscribers' homes. The sources of the signals include broadcast transmissions, satellite-delivered programming, and local television studio productions. The facility that receives, processes, and retransmits the signals is called a headend.
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