Comcast: coaxial or fiber optic for HDTV?

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  1. DaleI

    DaleI Stunt Coordinator

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    I currently have Comcast digital cable and will soon be
    getting (or buying) Comcast's set-top box in order to receive HDTV (a couple of channels worth anyway).
    Will they use fiber optic cable instead of the coaxial
    cable that's coming into my home now? Just curious--Dale
     
  2. JeremyFr

    JeremyFr Supporting Actor

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    nope still uses Coax for the setop box, how a cable system works is there is a fiber typically an OC-48 or sometimes larger that runs to a "node" in the neighborhood where the signal is then converted to the Coax cable that brings that signal to your house. You wont see fiber to the curb for many years to come.
     

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