From the Broadband Telecommunications Handbook, the one-of-a-kind volume by renowned computing communications expert and instructor Bud Bates, comes this concise, practical guide to cable TV systems and cable modem systems. Featured topics include cable television transmission; the cable infrastructure; digital video; DTV; cable modems; and more. Within this concise excerpt you?ll find a special emphasis on key components and techniques for doing the job right. If you want to gain a top-to-bottom understanding of cable TV and cable modem technology, start here. For other in-depth excerpts on telecommunications topics, see your eBookstore, where you?ll find more chapters from the Broadband Telecommunications Handbook.