Cable networks RE: best effort has economic problems, maybe OT

Agree, this is a great discussion, akin to a recent Cook Report accounting of best
effort considerations. Several startups (now going into year two) have addressed
the cable-HF/C constraints you've mentioned. You may be interested in perusing
these two:

Another, Rainmaker Technologies...

.... appears to have fallen on hard times while seeking later round funding. Not
sure of their disposition at this time, but doing googles on their name reveal
some good articles on their approach to using wavelets to improve bit gain over
black coax/fiber systems to homes and businesses.

Metcalfe has financial backing hooks and input into Narad, and Mark E. Laubach of
COM21 fame (ATM over HF/C) heads up (headed up?) Rainmaker's technical pursuits.

[[As an aside, I'm finding increased interest in corporate parks (especially those
that are boondocks-bound) where MSO fiber-based offerings are being seriously
considered for WAN access, both of the type discussed above and enterprise-
tailored rings coming off local head-ends.]]


On Sun, 30 May 2004 08:47 , 'Christopher J. Wolff' <> sent: