In 1998, after running a new Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) network throughout the town, the department began offering High Speed Internet service to Braintree residents. Over the next several years, that was expanded to include cable television and phone services for residents and businesses in town.
BELD’s HFC network uses a combination of optical fiber and coaxial cable to provide broadband access to homes. The international standard used to deliver Internet over the HFC network is known as DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification). BELD currently uses DOCSIS version 3.0.