Cable Operators

Charter Opts for Bypass

2/25/2004 5:41 AM Eastern

Charter Communications Inc. will deploy Wireless Bypass Inc.’s "Wireless Line Extension" technology under an agreement announced Wednesday.

Charter began deploying "DL-5800" strand mounted devices during the first quarter, becoming the first broadband-network operator to adopt the WLE technology platform, the MSO said.

The technology expands Charter’s footprint into the small and medium enterprise-data market using existing cable infrastructure by transporting Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification channels wirelessly from the cable plant to customer sites and redistributing them to cable modems.

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