Hybrid Fiber/Coax in the Public Telecomunications Infrastructure

Andrew Paff
IEEE Communications Magazine, April 1995

One-line summary

Hybrid fiber/coax to the home will integrate existing cable systems in phases, driven by entertainment and advertisement. Network management, end user hardware costs, and protocol/modulation standards will present highly visible short-term problems but the long-term impact will be enormous.

Main ideas


Claim that powering the user's box from the cable connector will be a challenge as the end user hardware becomes more sophisticated. Why can't users just plug into wall outlets?

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