cable modem


Definition of cable modem 

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

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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 The faster service requires a newer cable modem that uses the DOCSIS 3.1 standard. Dwight Silverman, Houston Chronicle, "Comcast rolls out gigabit internet service throughout Houston," 5 Mar. 2018 Most Comcast cable modems in the Houston area use the older DOCSIS 3.0, and max out at speeds of 300 megabits per second. Dwight Silverman, Houston Chronicle, "Comcast rolls out gigabit internet service throughout Houston," 5 Mar. 2018 To have the service, customers will need to install a new DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem. Mark Glover, sacbee, "Comcast launches high-speed internet service throughout Sacramento area | The Sacramento Bee," 19 Dec. 2017

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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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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