CableLabs released the CableHome 1.0 specifications to home networking device vendors and to the general public in April 2002. The specification standardizes a suite of residential gateway functions enabling cable operators to deliver managed broadband services to their high-speed data service subscribers over the subscribers' home networks. This paper introduces the CableHome initiative at CableLabs and the Portal Services (PS) Element as a foundation, and then discusses component functions of the PS Element in terms of setup and configuration, and alternatives for operation. Each cable operator will have the opportunity to configure CableHome-compliant devices in a manner consistent with its business objectives. Although many of the options provided by the CableHome 1.0 specifications are described, specific configuration details are beyond the scope of this paper.