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Re: IP over in-ground cable applications.

  • From: Nathan Stratton
  • Date: Thu Sep 12 14:31:35 2002

On Thu, 12 Sep 2002, Christopher J. Wolff wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> Can anyone recommend a method for integrating TCP/IP with an existing
> analog cable television network.   The cable companies do this quite
> well; however, it's not immediately clear to me how I would multiplex
> the IP traffic and the existing video and deliver it to a home.

Ya, build a new two-way HFC network.

> My current thoughts on this are to digitize the satellite video into
> mpeg2 and deliver it over TCP/IP through the in-ground cable.  This way,
> integrating the video and data portion are easy, however the resident
> would need to buy a mpeg2 set-top-box to split out the video and
> internet.  Thank you very much for your consideration.

The issue is you only have 125 CMTS channels to deal with and most network
have way to many homes passed per head end to make mpeg2 over IP practical
solution.


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Nathan Stratton
nathan at robotics.net
http://www.robotics.net





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