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There are 3 blogs written by Tom Williams.

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The Analog Monkey on Our Backs: Wrong-Thinking about Data over Cable

March 10, 2016

We inherit a lot of things from the past – not all of them good.  When the telephone was invented by Elisha Grey, it evolved from wired telegraph lines. This was a natural evolution since the telegraph lines already existed and were proven, whereas radio technology was still in its infancy.   When television was first […]

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The Evolution of DOCSIS Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM)

December 10, 2014

All cable operators would like to find and fix problems quickly, hopefully before a customer experiences a problem. Long ago, before the advent of DOCSIS, the cable plant was one-way downstream and operators waited for the customer to inform them that something was not working as intended, usually with a phone call. With DOCSIS and […]

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Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM): Smarter Technology for Smarter Maintenance

May 19, 2014

We have always wanted more information about our world: Where is our next meal coming from; what’s the weather like; are my kids OK; did my team win?  Past information delivery systems, such as the telegraph, the telephone, and broadcast television, have all been supplemented with the Internet.  At a basic level, the Internet exists, […]

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