Definitions for "Cable Telephony"
Basic switched telephone service offered to consumers and business by local cable companies.
This is the idea of using digital communications techniques to provide enhanced home telephone service via the exisiting home cable-TV connections. The bandwidth of cable is high enough to simultaneously support interactive cable-TV, telephone communications, and on-line data services. In this scenario, the cable connection becomes the primary link to the information highway vs. twisted pair telephone wire or a wireless connection.
Having the ability to also use the telephone over your cable connection as well as for the normal Internet and television uses.