The cable Internet does not require any special equipment. All that is required is a presence in your home of cable broadband and cable modem to the computer. Broadband Internet access provided via a single line transmission, cable television network. So you need at least one cable television channel programming.
To find out whether your house is broadband television access, it is possible for the cable company that provides television services. Today, most large cities almost all the houses are already covered by cable networks, so to find the correct operator will be easy.
Once you have technical connectivity, you can conclude a maintenance contract with cable company. The range of services usually includes the actual connection, that is, the pulling of additional cable in and connect it to your computer, as well as providing access to the Internet in accordance with the chosen tariff plan.
When choosing the tariff plan, pay attention to the amount of broadband that you purchase. Some of the cable companies offers Internet connection only in the overall package with the installation of several cable TV channels. The other part of the operators prefer to provide services to the Internet apart from television. For you would be the optimal choice, combining price and quality, depending on your preference. If you watch a lot of TV, probably the total package, including access to the Internet and additional cable channels will be more interesting. If not, insist on providing only access to the Internet.
Once you connect your computer to cable network, the provider need to inform you the necessary information to configure access: your IP address (fixed or dynamic), gateway, and netmask. These data must be entered in the settings of the network connection. If you are not very confident in their technical training, it is better to contact your ISP with the request to fully configure the operation of the Internet and all related services. By the way, most cable companies do offer a similar service for setting up access. The wizard has the advantage that the adjustment will take much less time and will be done without annoying glitches.