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Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification

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The Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) is a cable modem standard from CableLabs, which provides equipment certification for interoperability.

Overview Edit

DOCSIS supports IP traffic (Internet traffic) over digital cable TV channels, and most cable modem are DOCSIS compliant. Some cable companies are currently deploying third-generation (DOCSIS 3.0) equipment. Originally formed by four major cable operators and managed by Multimedia Cable Network System, the project was later turned over to CableLabs.

Source Edit

  • The Broadband Availability Gap, OBI Technical Paper No 1, Glossary, at 131 (full-text).

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