cable modem


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 For the unfamiliar: most Internet service providers (ISPs) in the US charge their customers somewhere around $5-10 a month to rent a cable modem on top of what they already charge for standard Internet service. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—good tech for the home and home office," 19 Nov. 2018 Among other things, Schneiderman's lawsuit accused TWC of providing customers with older-generation cable modems that couldn’t produce the speeds customers paid for. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Charter appeals court loss, still claims it can’t be punished for slow speeds," 2 Mar. 2018 In that sense, a cable modem is a gift that keeps on giving. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—good tech for the home and home office," 19 Nov. 2018 About as fast as a premium-tier cable modem, according to a live test performed by Qualcomm, Motorola, and Verizon on Tuesday. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "How fast is 5G? This speed demo gives us an idea," 4 Dec. 2018 An affordable smart plug Right now, Amazon is offering up to 25% off select TP-Link products like Wi-Fi-extenders, cable modems, and Ethernet switches for today only. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "Here are the 5 best Amazon deals right now," 6 June 2018 The point is they are distributed on the internet, via cable modems or mobile phones. Andy Kessler, WSJ, "AT&T’s ‘South Park’ Argument," 18 Mar. 2018 Netgear has made a new mesh Wi-Fi router that can also replace your cable modem. Thuy Ong, The Verge, "Netgear’s new mesh Wi-Fi router is a 2-in-1 designed to declutter," 9 May 2018 David Baker and Darrell Johnson check the cable modem noise level in one of the communities Eastern Oregon Telecom serves. Drew Fitzgerald And, WSJ, "In U.S. Brawl With Huawei, Rural Cable Firms Are an Unlikely Loser," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of cable modem

1981, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cable modem was in 1981

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“Cable modem.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cable modem

: a device that connects a computer to a network (such as the Internet) through the same kind of cable used for cable television

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