Wave Taps BigBand for HDTV

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Wave Broadband said Tuesday that it will use BigBand Networks Inc.’s "BMR" (Broadband Multimedia-Service Router) to provide HDTV throughout its western Washington systems.

Wave provides high-speed-data, cable-television and digital-cable services to some 50,000 customers in western Washington.

The operator is using BigBand’s technology to multiplex three HDTV programs into one 6-megahertz channel, versus two programs per channel achieved through conventional means.