cable modem

noun

Definition of cable modem

: a modem for connecting a computer to a network over a cable television line

Examples of cable modem in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the rear of the router are three Gigabit Ethernet ports, plus a Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for connecting to an internet connection like a VDSL or cable modem. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 31 Oct. 2021 People who are looking to spend as little as possible should check out the Motorola MB7420 cable modem. Maren Estrada, BGR, 15 June 2021 The connectors include four Gigabit Ethernet ports, an Ethernet WAN port for hooking up to a broadband or cable modem that can be used as the primary WAN or as a backup WAN for the SIM. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 Eliminate up to $156 per year in cable modem rental fees. Maren Estrada, BGR, 14 Apr. 2021 Eliminate up to $156 per year in cable modem rental fees. Maren Estrada, BGR, 14 Apr. 2021 Eliminate up to $156 per year in cable modem rental fees. Maren Estrada, BGR, 14 Apr. 2021 Eliminate up to $156 per year in cable modem rental fees. Maren Estrada, BGR, 14 Apr. 2021 Eliminate up to $156 per year in cable modem rental fees. Maren Estrada, BGR, 22 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cable modem

1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Cable modem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cable%20modem. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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