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RE: IP over in-ground cable applications.

  • From: Christopher J. Wolff
  • Date: Thu Sep 12 17:40:25 2002

Hi Sal,

Thanks for the response.  The 'Broadband' in Broadband Laboratories
actually refers to the Microwave flavor of last-mile and long-haul data
transmission.  As a general operating philosophy, we eschew wired
last-mile network solutions (DSL, Cable) as inefficient, costly to
capitalize, and costly to maintain.  For example, the local cable
company spent over $100m for an HFC buildout of our local market which
only covered 30% of the metropolitan area.  I could probably cover 25 of
the top metropolitan markets with that kind of capital :)

Christopher J. Wolff, CIO
Broadband Laboratories, Inc. 

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: IP over in-ground cable applications.

"Christopher J. Wolff" wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a method for integrating TCP/IP with an existing 
> analog cable television network.

Yes Chris, it's called DOCSIS.  I would think that a CIO of a company
named "Broadband Labs" would have a lab in which to experiment with

> My current thoughts on this are to digitize the satellite video into 
> mpeg2 and deliver it over TCP/IP through the in-ground cable.

What about the neighborhoods with above-ground cable, how would you
deliver service to them? 

Sal Sabella

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