RTV 3007 Cable TV Lesson 1 rev

RTV 3007 Cable TV Lesson 1 rev - Cable Television Cable...

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Unformatted text preview: Cable Television Cable Television n Cost of monthly cable service 1950: $3.00 n Cost of monthly cable service 2006: $73 (includes high-speed Internet access) Cable Television n Cost of DirecTV satellite system 2006: $0 (But you have to sign-up for a year of service) n First Consumer VCR: 1975 n Development of the Internet: 1986 n Development of the World Wide Web: 1991 Cable Television n Cable started in rural towns such as Astoria, Oregon and Lansford, Pennsylvania Cable Television n Community Antenna TV literally was a sharing of a common antenna system to pick up television signals n By 1952, about 70 cable systems were serving 15,000 homes in the U.S. Cable Television n Early on the FCC avoided regulating cable and decided it was really an ancillary service to broadcast television Cable Television n In 1972, the FCC established more formal rules Local communities, states, and the FCC were to regulate cable New systems would have a minimum of 20 channels...
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