Can independent datas travel over one link? How to realize it?

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Internet and phone connections from any given house is fed into the main line, with many houses feeding onto the same line, with eventually hundreds or even more individual transmitters and receivers (telephones, computers etc.) all working seamlessly while still drawing their information from a line that had hundreds of other independent "conversations" occurring simultaneously. how is this done over fiber optic (which i can somewhat understand it doing) or especially electric based lines. i understand that things may be encoded, but if it's travelling over an old fashioned telephone line based purely off of electrons, how does it not get all garbled? (forgive me for any inaccurate depictions of the infrastructure, which i'm sure i have)scription...

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multiplexing.

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  • TomLiotta
    Welcome to ITKE. For multiple signals over a single link, it's done by multiplexing and demultiplexing the signals. There are hundreds of articles on the subject that can by found by typing those terms into a Google search box. -- Tom
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