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The December 17, 2002 Issue Provided by System Dynamics Inc.
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Broadband Plus -- The New Western Show

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:

  • Brian Roberts - "The Opportunity of a Lifetime"
  • Pizzaz is out, practical is in
  • The Year of Home Networking
  • Cable Telephony -- A Snapshot
  • Video Telephony and Videoconferencing
  • The End of Analog Cable?

( www.broadbandplus.org )