Connecting to the Internet
High-speed Internet access alternatives include the most popular cable modem and DSL modem alternatives, the universally available ISDN alternative, and other higher speed and more costly alternatives.
A cable modem connects a PC to a local cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) system's coaxial cable. Cable modems use cable television systems to send and receive high-speed data to and from the Internet.
Cable modems are separate from the cable television set-top box connecting TVs to the cable television network. The set top box distributes television signals to televisions.
Cable modems have two connections: one to the cable television coaxial cable and the other a 10 Mbps Ethernet connection ...