Digital Phone Service Over Network Data Cabling: What It Is And How It Works


There are a few cable TV and internet service providers that also offer phone service. While this might seem out of place with these companies and how they provide internet and cable TV, it makes more sense when it is explained to you about how the phone service is delivered. This is digital phone service, which is provided over network data cabling. Here is more about this type of phone service and how it works.

Digital Phone Service: How It Works 

Instead of your phone receiving signals over a traditional phone cable that is connected to a port in the wall, signals are transmitted over your internet cable line and/or your cable TV coaxial cable. The signals travel through the same network data cables into your house, but once they reach the modem they are interpreted as phone signals rather than internet or TV. The signals are then transferred to an ethernet cable, which plugs into your phone's charging dock or handset. Your phone receives the signals and the electronics inside the handset interpret the signals as a telephone number and a phone call from that number.

How Data Cabling Plays a Part

Data cabling is any set of special cables which connect to the same port or data system. In your case, as a homeowner, the cables come in from outside and connect into a multi-port modem that has the ability to translate different signals into TV, internet and phone, but all the signals come into the house and the modem via the same line. If you owned a business with several floors and several computers, the system works a little bit differently in that the cables would come into the building and connect into a very large data system box (or boxes!) and then separate lines would exit to connect to all of the computers and phones.

In each case, the network data cabling operates as one or few cables upon entering the house or building, and after plugging into the data system box or modem, it then splits and diversifies to send separate signals in separate directions. Without the universal data cabling, you would need several separate cords and cables for every piece of equipment, which is quite a nightmare to set up and even more of a mess to repair. You would need several technicians who are specialists for each of the type of cabling used, rather than a single technician for the data cabling.


30 August 2016

Choosing the Best Phone Service

What do you really need when it comes to your home phone? Although you might assume that you couldn't live without call waiting or caller ID, the fact of the matter is that some features are pointless for certain families. I want to teach you more about how to decide which phone service would be right for you, which is why I made this blog. As you read through my website, try to take the time to thoughtfully analyze which features you would actually use on a day-to-day basis. It might seem silly to scrutinize things so carefully, but a little careful consideration might save you a bunch of money on your monthly phone bill.