I discovered what an incredible feat of round-the-clock engineering it takes just to get cable, phone and broadband services to the house 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with minimal interruption. The sheer cost and infrastructure it takes to make it so people all over America can sit at home with their pants off and tweet about popular television programs is mind-boggling.
In this video Larry Pestana, our VP of Engineering for New York City, shows us what it takes to actually get television signals to your house from space through our “head end.”
A “head end” is a plant that takes TV signals from satellites, processes them into cable quality and distributes them throughout a network and into homes.
Here’s a look at our head end at the 23rd Street facility in New York City – hope you enjoy it:
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The Cable Company Head End Explained
From Time Warner Cable's Jeff Simmermon – Head End: How Cable Gets to Your House From Space: