The Internet via Cable; October 1999; Scientific American Magazine; by Medin, Rolls; 2 Page(s)
Using cable Internet services for the first time can be a breathtaking experience. Images and text flash before your eyes instantly. Full-motion video and audio play without jitter. When you see this, you realize that this was how the Internet was meant to be. Even for Internet oldtimers, it's like a whole new world.
The cable television network has emerged as the early leader in providing such high-speed data access in the home. With more than a million cable modem subscribers now in North America, the system has matured from a string of experimental deployments in 1995 to a mainstream service available in most major cities.