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Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
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Phil McKinney, President & CEO
John C. Malone, President Emeritus Edit this at Wikidata

Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs) is a not-for-profit innovation and research and development lab founded in 1988 by American cable operators. System operators from around the world are eligible to be members. Members dues are based on revenue generated from the cable services and businesses they sell to consumers.[citation needed] Incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(6), CableLabs' board of directors is composed of the chief executive officers of member companies, thus affording business and strategic insight into the technology development process.[citation needed]

The DOCSIS standard for cable Internet access was originally developed by CableLabs and contributing companies, including Arris, BigBand Networks, Broadcom, Cisco, Comcast, Conexant, Correlant, Cox, Harmonic, Intel, Motorola, Netgear, Terayon, Time Warner Cable, and Texas Instruments.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ "Five Modem Makers' Systems Considered for Cable Data Specifications". CableLabs. September 23, 1996. Archived from the original on October 21, 2002. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  2. ^ "CableLabs Selects Broadcom and Terayon to Author Advanced Modem Technology Proposals". CableLabs. November 13, 1998. Archived from the original on October 11, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  3. ^ "Data-over-Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS)". Cisco Systems. March 1, 2019. Retrieved November 24, 2021.

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