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Dear Bob

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coaxial_cable
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category_5_cable
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_fiber_cable


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


Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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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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