Drop Cable – (1) A cable that connects a network device such as a computer, to a physical medium such as another network. Drop cable is also called transceiver cable because it runs from the network node (terminal) to a transceiver (a transmit/receiver) attached to the trunk (main) cable.  (2) Piece of cable feeding the subscriber's home Digital Storage Unit, which may be their DVR, home server, media center, or Internet-connected TV.

See the Interactive Television Institute.