What is the difference between a cable modem and an MTA?

A multimedia terminal adapter (MTA), or Home Phone modem, operates much the same as a cable modem, but an MTA can deliver Home Phone service in addition to High Speed Internet.

To check your battery life, see How can I tell whether the battery for my Home Phone modem needs to be replaced?

See the Our Policies page to review the Home Phone modem battery policy.
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