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How is copper coaxial cable connected to fiber optic cable?

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a basic cable system works as follows information is received via satellite from the information providers also known as a channel in what is known as a head end where they process the signal and insert it into qualms which leave the head end on fiber optic cable by laser till it gets to the neighborhood or neighborhoods where there are subscribers. the fiber optics then hit what is called a node. at the node a fiber optical receiver changes it from light into db which is then sent out on distribution style coaxial cable usually a plastic based coating quantum reach style cable or qr cable. it then hits an amplifier where it is jumped up to about 40 db give or take as it travels down the street. where there is a house there is a tap in the qr cable, which is where the coaxial cable people are most familiar with starts

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