This year's Western Show, renamed Broadband Plus, once again shrunk in terms of exhibitors and attendees (about 10,000 after last year's approximately 17,000). Last year in our report http://www.broadbandhomecentral.com/report/backissues/Report0112.html#link4 ) we said "the glitz is gone" and this year's show was even more focused and technology-based.
That said, we continue to find it a "don't miss" event for catching up with key contacts and getting briefed on what's hot. To give a sense of where cable is in fulfilling the vision of the broadband home, we report on a handful of topics from the large array of things we saw and heard.
In the following sections, we'll cover: