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Last update: October 5, 2001


The Broadband Home conferences provide a meeting place for participants in all sectors of the industry ecosystem: technology and service providers; application and content providers; investors and industry analysts. They are valuable both for existing players as they evolve to address the interactive broadband world, and for new players formed to focus on emerging broadband opportunities.

Broadband Home Fall 2001 will have

  • Content suited both to new and established participants in this vibrant industry
  • "Industry perspectives" from thought leaders across all sectors of the ecosystem
  • Breakout sessions in four tracks
  • Lively interaction between the panelists and the audience
  • Ample opportunities for networking, including breaks, lunches, and evening receptions

Broadband Home Spring 2001 brought together a broad cross-section of the community committed to speeding the reality of the broadband home. Held February 26 - 28, 2001 in Miami, Florida, the conference included people from 15 countries, representing 120 companies spanning all sectors of the industry value chain. Click here to see the companies that participated as speakers and moderators.

Here's what we've heard from conference delegates, speakers, and moderators:

"Content is fabulous. Touches most of the topics relevant to business decisions ahead of our company."
"Terrific having CEOs & key people in broadband companies speaking & sharing their perspective."
"Well-organized, highly professional and enjoyable event."
"High quality of attendees/speakers and high quality of presentations."
"Good mix of economic and technical discussions. Industry perspectives were great."


Session Topics and Tracks

The conference includes two general sessions and 24 breakout sessions arranged into four "tracks" as follows:

  • The General Sessions cover topics of broad interest to the broadband home community.
    • Broadband Access Evolution - Today and Tomorrow
    • Voice Over Broadband - Who Will Survive?

  • The Overview track is intended for newcomers to the industry, and for those familiar with one or more industry sectors and interested in understanding the key issues in the other sectors.
    • Home Networking 101 - What I Want This Christmas
    • Home Gateways - Market and Customer Experiences
    • Linking the Value Chain - Making Broadband Succeed
    • Cable Open Access - How and When?
    • Foundations of the New TV
    • Content Management and Delivery

  • The Family Applications track covers applications for the home and family.
    • Broadband Voice - New Applications and Devices
    • Sharing Your Audio and Video - Sources, Services and Storage
    • Broadband TV - The New Entertainment Platform
    • Interactive Games
    • Webpads and Web Tablets - Coming soon to your kitchen?
    • Home Automation and Control

  • The Technology track covers new developments in broadband infrastructure and enabling technologies.
    • Home Networking - Technical Needs for the Home
    • Whole Home Distribution Solutions - Beyond The Web
    • Hot New Technologies and Standards
    • Security and Privacy - Guarding Your Hard Drive and Your Wallet
    • Provisioning and Managing Services
    • Future Proofing New Homes and Communities

  • The Business Perspectives track covers business development and financial issues
    • Home Gateways - Expanding Service Provider's Reach
    • Focus on Fiber To The Home -- Where Does It Make Sense?
    • Servicing the Broadband Home - "Concierge," "Plumber" or "Friend"?
    • Investors' View - Is there still money for broadband?
    • Money and More - Consumer's money, time and attention budgets
    • Business Models for New Services


Participating Organizations

The following is a partial list of companies and organizations, drawn from the entire industry value chain, scheduled to participate in the conference.
@Security Broadband Corporation
2Wire
Accenture
Advanced Television Forum
Allegis Capital
Alloptic
AMD
AP Engines
Austerlyn
Blueprint Ventures
Broadcom
CableLabs
California State University, Chico
Canal+ Technologies
Check Point Software Technologies
Cisco Systems
Coactive Networks
Com21
Comcast
Competisys Corporation
Conexant
CopperCom
Corning
CyberManor
Digital Interiors
DQ Technology
DST Innovis
Dyer Stephenson
Enron Broadband Services
enScaler
Excite@Home
FastWeb/e.Biscom
Federal Communications Commission
Focus25 Research & Consulting
frontpath
Garage Technology Ventures
Gatespace
GE-SMART
Gotham Broadband
HighSpeed Surfing
Home Director
Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA)
HomePlug Powerline Alliance (HomePlug)
HomeRF Working Group
ICTV
InfoLibria
InnoMedia
Intel
Interactive Enterprise, Ltd.
Intersil
Intertainer
Into Networks
Invensys
Lauder Partners, LLC
Linksys
Lumenati
MeTV
Microsoft
Minerva Networks
M-TEC WIRELESS
Moonlight Cordless Ltd.
Narad Networks
Netopia
NetTV
New Enterprise Associates
OpenTV
Pagoo
Portal
Premise Sytems
Proxim
Qubit
Rainmaker Technologies
SBC Communications
Sega.Com
SerCoNet
Sigma Systems
Sigpro
SONICblue
Soundpipe
Spiderdance
Strategic Internet Technologies
Sun Microsystems
Symbol Technologies
Syndeo
System Dynamics Inc.
Texas Instruments
Telcordia
The Irvine Company
Trend Micro
Ucentric Systems
Wave Systems
WildBlue
World Wide Packets
Zap Ventures


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