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Gustav Zhuravlev
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No experience is more uniquely San Francisco than a ride on a cable car. Cable cars have come to symbolize our great city (along with another world-renowned transportation icon. Hint: it's a suspension bridge painted an International Orange color.) After all, we're the city that first launched cars pulled along by cables running beneath the street.

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It's easy to find and board a cable car. Choose from three cable car lines - two start at Powell and Market and continue to the Fisherman's Wharf area; one starts at California and Market and continues to Van Ness Avenue. Board at the cable car turntables (the beginning or end of each route) or look for the brown-and-white cable car sign post.

To board cable cars at Powell & Market, Bay & Taylor and Hyde & Beach Streets, you must purchase your fare in advance (applies 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily). Single ride fares can be purchased at a number of locations.

Youth: The cable car is free for youth ages 4 and under. San Francisco youth, ages 18 and under, can ride for free if they are in possession of a Free Muni for Youth Clipper card. San Francisco youth not in possession of a Free Muni Clipper card can apply online.

A: In general, a cable television operator has the right to select the channels and services that are available on its cable system. With the exception of certain channels, such as local broadcast television channels, that are required to be carried by federal law, the cable operator has broad discretion in choosing the channels that will be available and how those channels will be packaged and marketed to subscribers. In order to maximize the number of subscribers, the cable operator selects channels that are likely to appeal to a broad spectrum of viewers.

A: Yes, in most cases. In general, cable companies are required to offer a basic service tier and all subscribers must purchase this tier before purchasing any other video programming. The basic service tier is required to include, at a minimum, the local broadcast television stations carried on the system and all of the public, educational, and governmental (PEG) access channels that the operator may be required to include pursuant to an agreement with the local government. After complying with these minimum requirements, the cable operator may offer additional programming as part of the basic service tier.

A: Typically, with the exception of programming that is required to be carried on the basic tier, the cable operator and the entity that owns the channel or programming service may negotiate the terms and conditions that will govern the carriage of the channel or service on the cable system. This negotiation may include whether the channel or service will be offered in a package with other programming or whether the channel or service will be offered on a per-channel or pay-per-view basis.

A: Not in all cases. The tier buy-through provision only applies to programming offered on a per-channel or per-program basis. For example, if a movie channel, such as HBO, is marketed as a per-channel service, the cable operator cannot require a subscriber to purchase any tier of service (other than the basic tier) in order to receive the HBO service.

A: Yes. Because the tier buy-through prohibition only applies to programming offered on a per-channel or per-program basis, programming, such as MTV and CNN, that is available only as part of a tier, is not subject to the tier buy-through prohibition. Thus, a cable operator is not required to make these services available on an a la carte basis and the operator may require that a subscriber purchase one or more tiers of programming in order to have access to other tiers of programming.

A: No. These services are offered if the cable operator elects to do so. Cable operators, as well as other entities that offer video programming services to subscribers, such as satellite television providers, continue to have broad discretion to determine if services are offered on a per-channel or pay-per-view basis and how programming will be packaged and marketed to consumers.

A: No. The requirements of the tier buy-through provision only apply to cable television system operators that are not subject to effective competition or that have not obtained a waiver from the Commission. It does not apply to other entities, such as satellite television companies, which distribute multichannel video programming services to subscribers.

If your cable internet provider charges you an expensive modem rental fee every month, consider buying your own modem instead. A modem generally pays for itself in the first year of ownership, and most will give you speedy internet for years to come. After researching nearly 100 cable modems over the past six years, we recommend the Motorola MB7621 as the best cable modem for use with most internet service providers (ISPs) and internet plans.

If you have a gigabit or multi-gig internet plan and your ISP allows you to use your own modem, the Motorola MB8611 is the best of the DOCSIS 3.1 modems that are widely available right now, thanks to its relatively low price and two-year warranty. You need a DOCSIS 3.1 modem to guarantee gigabit speeds from most cable ISPs, and some ISPs like Sparklight recommend DOCSIS 3.1 modems for new cable modem activations.

The MB8611 supports gigabit internet plans (up to 1000 Mbps or 1 Gbps) as well as multi-gig plans (between 1.2 and 2.5 Gbps). It supports those faster speeds using a 2.5 GbE (2.5 gigabit Ethernet) port on its back panel, just above the usual coaxial (round Cable TV-style) cable. The modem's port will connect to older routers with 1 gigabit Ethernet ports up to single gigabit speeds, and newer routers and mesh networks with 2.5 GbE ports at 1.2 to 2.5 gigabit speeds.

Founded in 2001, Cable Ties Unlimited or CTU specializes in wire/cable management products for all types of industries and businesses. What began as a small, regional business in a tiny office and warehouse space in Columbus, Ohio has evolved into a 9-acre campus in Brunswick, Ohio.

Cable Ties Unlimited is a family-owned business and emerging leader in the sales and distribution of cable ties and wire/cable management products. We offer everything from your standard ties to specialty material ties to cover pretty much every application. In addition to distributing our own brand of cable ties, we also represent Thomas & Betts, Panduit, Hellermann Tyton, & Velcro Brand Products, to name a few.

Browsing Amazon, you usually see two wattages shown for USB-C to USB-C charging cables: 60 watts or 100 watts. By specification, any USB-C to USB-C cable must be able to supply 60 watts/3 amps over USB-PD. That means any USB-C cable maker that did its homework can charge most tablets or laptops without issue. The 60-watt cables tend to be lower in price, with 6-foot or 2-meter cables to be found in the $8 range or lower.

We have seen surprisingly good results using lower-cost, but higher-quality USB-C cables for Thunderbolt devices. Still, if you paid for that high-performance Thunderbolt device, you should pay a cable that gives you the full performance. Look for a Thunderbolt logo (a lightning bolt) and mention of 40Gbps to get the most out of it.

The e-Marker many USB-C cables advertise is a chip that tells the computer or phone how fast the cable can charge, how fast it can transfer data, and how long it is. It is not required for most cables that transfer data slowly or are needed for most charging rates.

Of course, the biggest reason not to use unofficial Lightning cables is to do with your health and safety. UK-based Chartered Trading Standards Institute did some research into unofficial Lightning cables and the findings were shocking (no pun intended!).

When top-tier speeds and reliability are high on your list, NETGEAR WiFi Cable Modem Routers can easily handle all your high-bandwidth wireless requirements. NETGEAR WiFi Cable Modems and Routers let you take advantage of the fastest cable internet speeds and are compatible with most ISPs. DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1 compatible NETGEAR modems support multiple channels to boost speeds and are backwards compatible, offering consumers a future-proof solution to enjoy the speeds offered today and still be ready for tomorrow when their service plan upgrades to higher speed tiers.

This means a strong WiFi connection for everyone and WiFi coverage that will reach every corner of your home. The new NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for Internet and Voice (CM500V) provides a connection to high-speed cable Internet and supports two phone lines. It automatically prioritizes voice over Internet for best call clarity and also offers enhanced call features such as 3-way conference calling, caller ID, call forwarding and more. This cable modem is ideal for XFINITY from Comcast Double and Triple Play service plans.

As a small business owner, you're probably always looking to save a buck. You might think buying ads on cable TV is smarter than buying them on a local network or independent station, but beware -- while cable TV ad time is cheaper, fewer prospective customers might also view it. Your goal is to identify the ideal stations and programs to reach your target demographic.

Identify your target demographic. A demographic is a segment of the population, or potential market, such as age, gender and income level. Race, education level and marital status can also be included. When considering the decision to buy an ad on cable TV, think about what your goal is. For example, your business might be having great success attracting baby boomers. But you might want your TV ads to bring in more customers in their 20s and 30s, so you'll want to place the ad on a station that attracts those kinds of viewers.

Contact the sales department of your cable provider. Tell the cable ad sales rep what demographic you are trying to reach. Ask her which programs or cable networks are most popular with that demographic. To see the numbers for yourself, ask the sales person for the Scarborough data for a given cable network. The Scarborough data provides comprehensive viewer demographic information. 041b061a72


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