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QUESTION: Dear Keith

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

ANSWER: Already been done. Some old network architecture was simple networks where coax was used. Now networks are combination fiber and cat6 in combination to complete the network

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QUESTION: Dear Keith

Thank you.

Can the cable TV provider provide a
fiber optic cable which will interface
with both the TV Setup Box and TV receiver circuit modified to work ?.

Will this have advantages over coax or HDMI cable in terms of Quality video transmission,more channel bandwidth etc apart from cost factor incurred in implementation of the above ?.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar"

In the US a direct fiber connection is possible but the structure is not there to do it economically. Also, unless there are multiple devices as would be in a medium size company, fiber is overkill. A household would probably not use 1/4 of the bandwidth  

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Keith Davis


Advice on how to avoid viruses and spyware. Suggestions on what software to run to avoid viruses and spyware. Identification of spyware, trojans, or virus infections. Overall system security.


As a PC tech, removing and identifying many viruses and trojans from customer's PCs.

4 classes short of a Networking degree.

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