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History of Cable Television

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History of Cable

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History of Cable Television

Leroy "Ed" Parsons built the first cable TV system in Astoria, Oregon. He put a large TV antenna on the roof of a high hotel building. Then he took a coaxial cable and led it 150 meters across the street to his living room. He also put a TV connected to the cable to the hotel lobby and to the window of his electronics shop. People in town wanted the same service.
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