The Cable Industry is proud to be part of two historic initiatives to make Set-top Boxes and Residential Broadband Equipment more energy efficient, saving consumers money and reducing carbon emissions from power plants.

  • The Set-top Box (STB) Voluntary Agreement (VA), established in December 2012, expanded in December 2013, and renewed and expanded in 2018 and again in 2021, covers more than 90% of the pay-TV market.
  • The Small Network Equipment (SNE) Voluntary Agreement, established in June 2015, and also expanded and renewed in 2018, covers Internet modems, routers, and other equipment that deliver broadband service to more than 90% of the residential broadband market.
STB energy information from each cable operator signatory can be found here:
Altice (Cablevision)
Comcast
Cox Communications
Spectrum (Charter)
SNE energy information from each cable operator signatory can be found here:
Altice (Cablevision)
Comcast
Cox Communications
Spectrum (Charter)

Read more about the Voluntary Agreements here.

This site provides information about the energy efficiency of STB models that have been purchased since January 1, 2014 by the cable operator signatories of the STB VA, and energy efficiency of SNE models that have been purchased since January 1, 2015 by the cable operator signatories of the SNE VA.  This site will be updated as cable operators make new models available.  Note that STB and SNE devices deployed by cable operators are specific to such cable operator’s particular network, system configuration, headend, and software.  The power measurements herein represent the STB and SNE devices generally configured as they are deployed in the cable operators’ networks, running the operators’ software, and measured in accordance with the test procedures as specified in the Voluntary Agreements.  The energy use of an individual STB or SNE device may vary.