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hybrid fiber coaxial cable (HFC)
A telecommunications cable in which optical fiber cable and coaxial cable constitute different portions of a network carrying broadband content (such as video, data, and voice). Typically, a local CATV company might use fiber optic cable from the cable headend (distribution center) to the serving node located near business and residential users, and then use coaxial cable from these nodes to individual businesses and homes. An advantage of HFC is that some of the characteristics of fiber optic cable (high bandwidth and low noise/low interference susceptibility) can be brought close to the user without having to replace the entire existing coaxial cable that is installed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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