Cable TV Networks as a Means of Providing Low Cost Internet Access to Nigerian Homes: Recent Advances and Survey

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Aranuwa F.O


The Internet carries a vast range of information resources and services among private, public, academic, business and government networks that are linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless and optical networking technologies. Its performance has become extremely important in view of their ever expanding usage, and the complexity of its functions. However, the fundamental challenges facing Nigerians while trying to access the internet is very obvious, generally to get internet access to Nigerian homes are quite expensive coupled with the problems of poor connection and frequent network breakdown. Cable TV network with the aid of broadband technology have opened up a new realm of information access, storage and delivering of information to the world, internet access inclusive. Our objective in this work is to present a system architecture of internet access via Cable TV network, and propose a mechanism that can proffer solutions to the challenges facing the home internet users in Nigeria with a feasible economic return.


Keywords: Splitters, Cable Modem, Dial-up connection, Router, Communication networks, Decoders


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