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Cable Television and the Future of Broadcasting by Ralph Negrine

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Glossary

BROADBAND: a general term used to describe a communication system which carries a wide frequency range so allowing for a wide range of simultaneous transmissions, e.g. cable TV, satellite and so on.

CATV: community antenna television systems usually serving entire towns or major suburbs.

CO-AXIAL CABLE: a term which refers to the copper co-axial cable which is the most common type of cable used in cable systems. Such a cable system usually requires a series of amplifiers at regular intervals to boost the signal. See also FIBRE-OPTIC CABLE (below).

COMMON CARRIER: an organisation which operates a communications service, e.g. telephones, available to the public at standard rates. The carrier has no control over content.

DBS: Direct Broadcasting ...

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