Signal Leakage Patrolling at 700 MHz (PART ONE)

By H. Mark Bowers – Newer leakage detection systems are now available that measure at dual frequencies. While {the} present FCC required leakage detection frequency range remains in the 108 MHz to 137 MHz aeronautical band, measurements at higher frequencies can be revealing and may eventually be required

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Will Smart Robots Automate OSP Maintenance?

By Ray Thomas – The time has come for the use of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to maintain the outside coaxial cable network. Robotics technology has developed well beyond what would be required for a product that is specialized for cable outside plant (OSP) maintenance. Artificial intelligence is also well advanced and capable of guiding an autonomous robotic unit, which we shall refer to as the “OSP-bot.”

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Networking 101 (Part Two)

By Patrick Hunter — From the perspective of the customer’s Internet service, the cable modem doesn’t have an IP address and does not route IP packets. But we do know that the cable modem has a NIC to which the customer’s computer is connected. So, if it has a NIC, then it has a MAC address as well! But remember, when we discussed the fact that the customer’s computer would have the MAC address of the default gateway as the destination MAC address

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Closing One Door and Opening Another

By Cathy Wilson – As I sit down to type out this issue’s “Preface” I think how lucky I have been to be publishing Broadband Library for 21 years. I am all grown up and so is our industry. I will not rehash my story of how I started in the cable industry in 1979 because I already told you that story in the 20th anniversary issue in fall 2016. But instead, I will tell how my story ends and let me tell you it is truly a happy ending!

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