Figure 4-5. CTS transmitted at a high
power level (200 watts), permitting the reception of color television
with a simple, low-cost ground receiver. In remote areas of the U.S.
and Canada, the population density was not sufficient for the large
receiving stations typical of those used for communications
satellites in the 1970s. With CTS, community service organizations,
health care agencies, educational institutions, and businesses in
remote areas had access to television communications systems.
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