Universal access multimedia data network

  • US 6,101,182 A
  • Filed: 11/25/1997
  • Issued: 08/08/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/18/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A communication system comprising:

  • a data internetwork;

    a central office switching system;

    a plurality of subscriber premises including data terminals and telephone terminals;

    a plurality of local loops connecting said central office switching system to said subscriber premises;

    said subscriber premises including splitting means connected to said local loops, said splitting means splitting signals received over said local loops into data signals connected to said data terminals and telephony signals connected to said telephone terminals;

    said central office switching system including splitting means connected to said local loops, said splitting means splitting signals received over said local loops into data signals and telephony signals;

    processor means associated with said central office switching system for switching, addressing and routing data signals received by said processor means from said central office splitting means;

    telephony switch means included with said central office switching system connected to said telephony signals from said central office splitting means;

    said processor means providing dynamic handling of addresses for data signals from said central office splitting means corresponding to signals from one of said local loops directed to said data internetwork.

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