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Dear Bob

Can we alternatively use Fiber Optic and Cat5 Cable in Cable Television and Telephone Systems as a replacement to Coaxial Cable ?.

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Prashant S Akerkar

Yes - this is done in some parts of the world already. For example the Verizon FiOS service. Category 5 (more broadly, Ethernet) is not a suitable replacement to fiber optic or coaxial cable as it cannot handle extremely long runs (it is limited to 100M), although for on-site connections it is very common.


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