Table of Contents For This Issue
News about People and Companies influencing The Broadband Home
Each month, we collect miscellaneous happenings, studies, trends or observations you might have missed. This month's briefs focus on the new face of Wi-Fi, a BPL deployment in Michigan, TV broadcasters' paths to mobile TV, and the deluge of CE products in our lives.
Cable operators have competition coming from all sides. At the Las Vegas Cable Show, we learned how cable operators are dealing with the competition, and where mobile services fit into their priority queue.
We've written several times about "Cable's Magic Tricks"--a variety of technologies that cable operators could use to expand the capacity of the installed cable plant. Now increasing competition from telcos and satellite is forcing operators to start putting those tricks to good use.
We're writing a column for Broadband Library, a quarterly publication that goes to all SCTE members.
Second-generation networking technologies are finally starting to reach the market, and we're about to subject them to the same kind of in-home testing we did nearly five years ago on the first generation. We're planning to augment our quantitative throughput testing with qualitative observations of networked high-definition video.
One reader wrote to tell us about getting broadband into rural areas in the UK.
A wide variety of upcoming conferences will fit interests as diverse as wireless broadband, gateway standards, and remote healthcare.