Broadband Cable Access Networks
The HFC Plant
- David Large, Altrio Communications
- James Farmer, Wave7 Optics
This book focuses on broadband distribution and systems architecture and concentrates on practical concepts that will allow the reader to do their own design, improvement, and troubleshooting work. The objective is to enhance the skill sets of a large population that designs and builds broadband cable plants, as well as those maintaining and troubleshooting it. A large cross-section of technical personnel who need to learn these skills design, maintain, and service HFC systems from signal creation through transmission to reception and processing at the customer end point. In addition, data/voice and video specialists need to master and reference the basics of HFC design and distribution before contending with the intricacies of their own unique services. This book serves as an essential reference to all cable engineersâthose who specifically design and maintain the HFC distribution plant as well as those primarily concerned with data/voice technology as well as video technology. Included is an online component consisting of spreadsheets that were used in developing the material presented in the book.
Degreed engineers and non-degreed technical professionals involved in designing and building broadband distribution networks, as well as those maintaining and troubleshooting them. Also useful as a study guide for candidates for SCTE certification (Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers).