said by Anonguy :
Analog will be around for years more!
Based on the recent move by Comcast along with the presentations I saw at Cable Tech Expo in Orlando, I would have to disagree.
The MSOs need to loose analog to make room for more DOCSIS upstream bandwidth - this is the only way they are going to get to Gig speeds.
There were even discussions about what cable providers should do when a franchise authority doesn't allow them to remove analog -
"Yes Mr Mayor, we understand you are requiring us to keep analog but we that is going to prevent your voters from getting our new 1Gig offering and we are going to run ads letting them know this"