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Cable Modems



    In most cities cable companies are offering Cable Modems to their customers to access the internet. Compared to a standard V.90 anaolg modem, the bandwidth is incredible. With cable modems all transmissions are done through cable thus freeing up your telephone line for telephone converstations. No more need to "dial up" to your isp, with Cable Modems, you are online as long as your computer is turned on.
    The only drawback and complaint I've heard from cable modem users is that the more cable modem users in your block (or neighbourhood) the slower your speeds are because you essentially share the bandwidth so much like anaolog modems, during peak times, your speeds drop although if you do your surfing and downloading during off peak times you can make full advantage of the bandwidth.

    Currently Cable Modems now support the newer DOCSIS 2.0 standard which can support speeds up to 100Mbits/sec and potentially up to 250Mbits/sec.




    First Half '99 Cable Modem Market Shares
    Motorola 33%
    Nortel Networks 18%
    Com 21 9%
    Terayon 9%
    General Instrument 5%
    3Com 5%
    Thomson 5%
    Samsung 4%
    DeltaKabel 2%
    Other 10%
    Numbers from Znet

  • Cable Modem Faq (from cablemodeminfo.com)

  • Article from GVC Canada on Higher Bandwidth (56k, ISDN, ADSL, Cable)

  • Intel deal to make low cost cable modems..



  • 3Com? HomeConnect? Cable Modem

  • Aastra/Ericsson Cable Modems

  • ASUSTeK Cable Modem

  • Best Data Cable Modems (Bought by Diamond MultiMedia

  • Cisco uBR924 Cable Access Router

  • Ericsson/Aastra Cable Modems

  • Gad line Cable Modem (recently bought by COM21 Cable Modems)

  • GVC Cable Modem

  • Hayes Cable Modem

  • Motorola Surfboard Cable Modem

  • US Robotics Cable Modem

  • Terayon (bought by Motorola) Communications Systems Cable Modems

  • Zoom Cable Modem