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Standards will allow the market to develop more rapidly and will help drive the cost of the fully interactive HCT down faster.

NIMS and DETS allow networks to be deployed that provide interoperability and portability for the network provider and the customer without inhibiting technology and service growth.

HFC provides the plant configuration that allows a smooth transition to the future and can be the platform for a fully interactive network that includes video, audio, telephony, and data without sacrificing analog services and associated revenues.


[1] Goodale, James C., 1989, "All About Cable," Law Journal Seminars-Press, Chapter 1, p. 6.

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