Cable Company Hotspots

Lady Benjamin PD Cannon ben at
Fri Nov 20 23:30:49 UTC 2020

Rod, that’s exactly how they are delivering it. Unclear wether it’s over a separately provisioned bandwidth channel, or wether it shares the aggregate capacity of the HFC.

I tend to agree, as the only hotspot service, customer CPE is generally inadequate.  However it can be a nice supplement, and some carriers are now experimenting with unlicensed CBRS chipsets in their CPE as well. 


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> On Nov 20, 2020, at 3:26 PM, Rod Beck <rod.beck at> wrote:
> Hey Gang, 
> How do the cable companies generally deliver this service? A friend insists it piggybacks off the WIFI radios of existing cable company subscribers. In other words, the cable company WIFI router in a flat is providing both a private link for the flat's subscriber, but also a public hotspot service. 
> I concede it is possible, but I am skeptical that the high quality of hotspot service we get here in Budapest could be achieved that way. 
> Roderick Beck
> VP of Business Development
> United Cable Company
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