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Hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) is a backbone technology being
implemented by cable companies across the globe. As the name suggests, HFC
is basically a combination of optical fiber and coaxial cable (Ellis).
This technology allows cable providers to offer multiple services through fewer
lines because of the fiber's large bandwidth capacity, or capability of transmitting
data at a more rapid rate (Dictionary.com). This tutorial is designed to
give you a better understanding of the emerging HFC technology by explaining the