Broadband Home Central
The Broadband Home Central website is produced by Sandy Teger and Dave Waks and is provided as a resource for the Broadband Home community.
Our focus is residential broadband in all its ramifications. Rapid and competitive deployment of broadband to and within the home is enabling the creation of new products, services, content and applications. "Fat pipes," content, and the home infrastructure must all work together seamlessly to create compelling value for consumers.
We both now have blogs, and have started taping video interviews when we attend industry events. Visit the Videos and Blogs page to subscribe to our blogs and view our videos.
We posted fifteen video demonstrations to accompany our articles on Cable Show 2009.
There are many interesting conferences and events related to various aspects of the broadband home.
The stories in our June issue are based on interviews at the Consumer Electronics Show (held in Las Vegas) with some updates from the Cable Show in Los Angeles in May.
See more about these shows we have singled out to attend, either as speakers or just to keep up to date on what's new and important.
We use our home and our vacation condos as testbeds for current and emerging technologies for home networking, multimedia and communications. In this section of our website, we describe qualitatively what it’s like to use these technologies at home. We also share the quantitative results of our tests.
The section About Our Broadband Condo describes how we are preparing our Florida vacation condos for the digital future.
The Wi-Fi Evaluation section includes our evaluation of many flavors of Wi-Fi, including the beginnings of the new generation of Wi-Fi based on MIMO—another leap forward in both throughput and range. The HomePlug Evaluation section has the results of our in-home tests of the first-generation HomePlug adapters.
Broadband homes have both broadband Internet access to the home and a broadband distribution network in the home. These broadband homes hold the key to future Internet applications.
Many homes with broadband modems are installing home networks and home gateways to share broadband with multiple PCs.
It's more than PCs and Web browsing. New technologies allow broadband to carry telephone, video and audio services, and distribute them around the home.
Click here to learn more about the emerging Broadband Home.
Our newsletter subscribers and website visitors represent a cross-section of the global broadband home community. Click here to view current demographics of our subscribers and visitors.
We encourage companies and organizations mentioned in our newsletter and on our website to provide reciprocal links to our site. Click here to view graphics and URLS for these links.
Visit the RSS Feeds page to subscribe to feeds for our monthly report and for changes to our website.
Each issue of Sandy and Dave's Report on The Broadband Home looks at key broadband applications and technologies.
The June 17, 2010 issue is now available. We report on recent developments in home networking over existing wiring based on G.hn, HomePlug and MoCA; the integration of personal technologies into Ford cars; the drumbeat around 3D TV; and the US National Broadband Plan.
If you'd like to subscribe to our free monthly report, click here to receive the current issue immediately and future issues as they are published.
If you're already a subscriber and would like to change your preferred report format, email address, or any other information related to your subscription, please visit our Change/Unsubscribe page.
We write a regular feature "Two Sides to Every Story" for Broadband Library, a quarterly publication that goes to all members of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE). Our columns appear on facing pages to present contrasting viewpoints on a cable/telecom industry topic.
Our Broadband Library page includes a link to the current issue of Broadband Library and the full content of our columns from past issues.
If you need assistance in planning broadband products, services or infrastructure, we can help. We bring years of practical, real-world experience in creating technology and market solutions for large and small companies.
For the past fifteen years, we have focused our consulting services almost exclusively on the Broadband Home community.
Please visit BroadbandGurus.com for more information on our consulting services.
We write articles for several print publications, and have given many presentations at conferences. Click here to view our recent presentations and publications,and here to view our quarterly column Two Sides to Every Story in Broadband Library..
We're always updating this website to make it even more useful as a tool for the Broadband Home community. The What's New page provides an ongoing reference to the changes we've made.
Click here to visit our index of links to web sites which contain useful information about applications, content and products for the Broadband Home.
We're gratified by the press coverage of our website and from our participation in recent projects. Here are pointers to the coverage, and to press releases related to the projects.
Promote your products and services to the global residential broadband industry. Advertise on the Broadband Home Central web site and in Sandy and Dave's Report on the Broadband Home, our monthly newsletter. Click here for more information.