Provisioning A Zenith Cable Modem
The physical possession of a properly installed modem connected the subscriber to the network, and the use of this modem with a packet sniffer would enable full viewing of all transmitted and received packets from every user sharing that frequency translator.
Removing a device for non-payment required physically retrieving the device, and preventing the availability of used or stolen modems. There was no ability to disable a modem remotely.
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