Cable TV Operators Continue to Upgrade Infrastructure

March 19, 2001 Cable television Multiple Systems Operators (MSOs) in the United States are continuing to upgrade their cable TV networks in order to offer digital video, voice, and data services to their subscribers.

March 19, 2001 According to Cahners In-Stat Group (www.instat.com) cable television Multiple Systems Operators (MSOs) in the United States are continuing to upgrade their cable TV networks in order to offer digital video, voice, and data services to their subscribers. In an annual survey of U.S. cable MSOs, In-Stat found that cable operators are responding to high-speed Internet access demand with over 90% of the cable MSOs surveyed now offering high-speed Internet service. In-Stat's research also found that survey respondents indicated strong, continuing investments in deploying fiber optics in their cable plant. Cable telephony is also on the rise, with 28% of MSOs currently offering voice service. About 44% of MSOs surveyed have chosen 64-QAM as the modulation technology for digital TV channels.

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