CableNet 2000 Tour, Part 4: The Upstream Path (Digital Furnace, Broadcom)
In this fourth and final segment from the CableNet 2000 exhibit areas, we geek out on the upstream signal path. “We” is me with Scott Cummings, of Broadcom via Digital Furnace. Their technology, Propane, would become a vital way to compress upstream traffic and conserve bandwidth; Scott does a great job of describing how it works here.
A NOTE IN HINDSIGHT: I’m posting these 11 years later and in large batches. If I start a “let’s talk costs” model using a 100,000-sub system with 20% penetration one more time, I’m going to have to stick forks in my ears…
Video courtesy The Cable Channel.