The ARRIS FST1305 bridge modem is designed to upgrade the WAN interface of legacy gateways with fiber-like speeds. The modem can be mounted in various orientations and locations by either installation technicians or the customer. The FST1305 converts G.fast signals from either a coaxial cable or twisted pair phone line to Gigabit Ethernet for the gateway it supports. Alternatively, the FST1305 converts VDSL2 profile 35b received over twisted pair phone line to Gigabit Ethernet. The modem is managed via the ITU-T G.997.1 embedded operations channel in VDSL mode, and G.997.2 when in G.fast mode. It requires no input or interaction by the user beyond connecting the cables and understanding the LED indications of the front panel. The modem is protected with K.21 level lightning protection.