attempting to capitalize on with high-speed lines and multi- media products.
Digital Equipment conducted a survey of 9,600 corporate managers, and asked about computer networking over their cable TV:
"If you could use your cable TV connection for computer networking, which of the following applications would be your #1 choice?"
Internet Access: 34%;
Data Sharing: 24%;
Distance Learning: 16%; and
80% would be very/moderately interested if their cable TV
provider offered a computer networking capability through their TV.
Cable TV operators are facing a new era of competition with DBS and telco-backed Wireless Cable video services. Aggressive cable companies are using technology as a competitive weapon to develop movies-on-demand and video telephony. The RG can be a more cost-effective platform to offer these emerging services.
Cable TV market penetration ranges from 58% to 62% of US households or, 55M to 61M households are cable subscribers. (Sources: S.G. Warburg, Nielsen, and Dataquest studies show varied figures). Cable TV growth has leveled, as recently