06542500 is referenced by 192 patents and cites 3 patents.

A twisted pair and/or coaxial cable fed, integrated residence gateway controlled set-top device provides a plurality of services. One service is lifeline service which may be provided over the coaxial cable via a cable modem of the integrated residence gateway or over the twisted pair facility. An integrated residence gateway is coupled to either or both of the coaxial cable or twisted pair and distributes the bandwidth facilities available over either service vehicle to customer devices including a set top box. A network service platform (NSP) is coupled to a cable facilities management platform (FNP) for providing services for cable television subscribers as well as telecommunication service subscribers such that an interexchange or telephone company would control the network services to the subscribers. The NSP architectural concept may permit the interexchange or telephone company to be the single service provider of information to subscribers on an equal basis.

Title
Network server platform (NSP) for a hybrid coaxial/twisted pair local loop network service architecture
Application Number
9/224285
Publication Number
6542500 (B1)
Application Date
December 31, 1998
Publication Date
April 1, 2003
Inventor
Hopeton S Walker
Haledon
NJ, US
Philip Andrew Treventi
Murray Hill
NJ, US
Jeffrey S Martin
Dover
NJ, US
Irwin Gerszberg
Kendall Park
NJ, US
Assignee
AT&T
NY, US
IPC
H04L 12/66
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