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WSNET Offers QAM Digital Video Solution.

NAA/NSC member WSNet announced that it now offers its network of multiple dwelling unit (MDU) service providers digital video via Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM), one of the most cost-effective methods of providing 200 channels of digital satellite television to apartment complexes, condominiums, townhomes, retirement communities, nursing homes, marinas, RV parks, university dormitories and new housing developments. QAM allows MDU service providers to use a building's existing cable wiring, saving hundreds of dollars in installation expenses. QAM also eliminates the requirement of having a satellite antenna or "dish" on each MDU building. QAM uses satellite signals that have been converted from QPSK/L-Band satellite signals; a digital modulation standard used by the cable television industry. This cost-effective conversion, which occurs at the headend, allows the delivery of WSNet's digital programming using 18 transponders and only 108 MHz of bandwidth. This method of QAM distribution is compatible with 330, 450, 550 and 750 MHz CATV systems. WSNet's digital satellite television service distributes basic and specialty programming to the private cable and wireless cable industries. WSNet's comprehensive digital television service offers nearly 200 channels, including more than 80 basic video channels, 41 premium multiplex services, 37 channels of digital music, as well as pay-per-view and international programming.
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