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Sandy and Dave's Report on the Broadband Home: June 17, 2010
June 17, 2010
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SUMMARY OF THIS ISSUE

Heard on the Net

News about People and Companies influencing The Broadband Home - some highlights from 1H2010

Briefly Noted: Updates, Observations and Trends

Each issue, we collect miscellaneous happenings, studies, trends or observations you might have missed. These briefs focus on broadband and IPTV growth, Internet-connected TVs, interactive TV, and more.

2011: A Critical Year for Wired Networking

G.hn, HomePlug and MoCA continue to slug it out for the affections of service providers. While G.hn promises to show operating devices by the end of this year, P1901 and HomePlug "turbo" devices are coming to market, MoCA announced agreement on its 2.0 specs, and the HomePlug AV2 standard is moving along. Now it's up the telephone companies and the consumer electronics makers. 2011 promises to be a critical year.

Ford SYNC--"A Simpler Way to Connect"

Ford's latest MyFord Touch Driver Connect Technology integrates the consumer's personal electronics with the car's communications, navigation, entertainment and control technologies. We saw it in action at CES, and found it very different from GM's OnStar.

The Evolution of TV--Now It's 3D

3D TV can be headache provoking. For Sandy this was true in the literal sense -- and even more because of the contradictions between the TV manufacturers, content providers and distribution networks rushing headlong to get 3D to market NOW while the technical papers were calling attention to all the unresolved problems.

The US National Broadband Plan

The US FCC has issued a National Broadband Plan. Better late than never, the FCC plan aims to push broadband speeds to 100 Mbps and make broadband available to -- and affordable for -- all families.

Upcoming Conferences

Participatory medicine is moving toward the mainstream. We hope to see some of you at the upcoming Healthcare Unbound conference in San Diego in July.

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