Charter Deploys 3Com DOCSIS Modems


Santa Clara, Calif. -- Charter Communications will deploy
3Com Corp.'s two-way, standards-certified modem in its St. Louis market next month.

Besides offering the two-way modem -- which won
certification for interoperability last month under the industry's Data Over Cable Service
Interface Specification (DOCSIS) -- Charter will also sell 3Com's "external
telco-return kit."

That kit enables subscribers to upgrade telco-return cable
modems to full RF upstream capability themselves.

The St. Louis system has about 140,000 homes passed and
some 100,000 active subscribers, Charter said.