The millimeter waveguide system now under development at Bell Laboratories is expected to go in service in 1980 as the next stage of evolution beyond coaxial cable. It has a capacity of 1/4 million voice channels and will become the backbone of the long-distance network. Waveguide resembles a rugged steel pipe. Virtually all coaxial cable routes are on private right-of-way. Land use and environmental impact might be minimized if waveguide were located on freeway right-of-way where the routing is coincident and where the right-of-way is adequate to permit economic construction without disruption to highway usage or safety. A joint study is proposed to evaluate the feasibility of this alternative.

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 24-27
  • Monograph Title: Accommodating utilities in transportation rights-of-way
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  • Accession Number: 00056888
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902269X
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #483
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM