The Electronics Industry Association (EIA) has been working towards the development or a consumer electronics bus (CEBus) standard for several years. During the past year. significant forward progress has been made in a number of bus related areas, and among these is the coaiial portion or the Wired Bus (Wibus). more commonly referred to as the CXbus. This paper reports on the status or this bus topology proposal by presenting results taken on a system model. and also e1plains some of the thought processes that have been used to arrive at the currently proposed system topology. A possible realization of CATV interconnection is also detailed.