CMTS/Public Wifi provisioning question

Clements, Frank fclements at
Wed May 28 21:10:20 UTC 2014

On list would be awesome, I'm also interested in this!

Frank Clements

> On May 28, 2014, at 10:02 AM, "Jay Ashworth" <jra at> wrote:
> I expect Frank Bulk to have an opinion on this, all others welcome.
> Hat tip to Bright House -- I've noticed lately that I don't have to go
> through their captive portal when using their public wifi hotspots (they
> participate in the CableWifi consortium, using WAPs built into their
> 6580 and other cablemodems, and offer a carrier-specific connection SSID
> as well).
> This has led me to a point of curiosity:
> If I'm the subscriber, and I've paid for 15 mb/s down, then my wired
> connection and my private wireless (if provisioned, and they charge
> $10/mo, so I'll do that myself, thanks) are using one ... DOCSIS path? 
> back to the CMTS.
> I assume that cableco provided voice is on a separate path, and I'm sure
> the TV service is -- if it's even IP at all.
> But the question is: is that public wifi service *also* on a separate
> bandwidth-limited channel out of the cablemodem?
> Offline replies fine, unless you think it's of sufficiently general 
> interest; I expect it's implementation dependent.
> Cheers,
> -- jra
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