Will Cable Ever Be Ready To Deliver Data? (1984)

By Lee R. Greenhouse, E.F. Hutton & Company, Inc.

Cable has long held promise as a medium for two-way data services. E.F. Hutton & Company considered the use of cable for delivering Huttonline, its two-way electronic information service for clients. However, cable was not selected for a variety of reasons. First, there are few two-way cable systems available nationwide. Second, cable does not generally offer the ability to connect the user to a variety of information services beyond the headend host computer. And finally, cable has not taken steps to exploit the popularity of the personal computer as a home terminal.

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