Monday, April 10, 2006

BellSouth's 20th Year FTTH Anniversary

CableWorld sez:
In 1986, BellSouth, born from the 1984 divestiture of the old AT&T, built what its developers believe was the first fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) digital transport system for cable video service.

The system, built for Hunter's Creek Cablevision near Orlando, Fla., used FTTH to send digital signals to about 300 paying customers.

'I realized this really represents the 20th anniversary of digital cable,' says Bill Strickler, former system director of Hunter's Creek Cablevision. 'Everything happened right there in Hunter's Creek.
What is that the old son says? Everything old is new again?

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