Table of Contents For This Issue
News about People and Companies influencing The Broadband Home
The broadband wireless industry is again rising from the depths. This time it may be for keeps. Attendees at the most recent WCA 2004 show included many of "the big boys" and FCC Commissioners and staff made their presence and interest widely apparent. Within a group previously focused on fixed broadband wireless, changes from earlier shows included the huge momentum around WiMAX and the promise of mobility.
Arraycomm is playing two roles in personal broadband. While its own iBurst system is being rolled out in Australia, its smart antenna technology could be used to improve any broadband wireless system.
Ultra Wideband (UWB) is an emerging networking technology. We met with Pulse~Link and saw a demonstration of working UWB systems for networking over cable HFC, powerline and wireless.
As a follow up to our article on GetDigital, we talked with Gracenote and learned about many improvements in their handling of metadata. It's clear that Gracenote takes metadata very seriously.
Even our local hospital is recognizing the implications of broadband for home health care. If you're interested in the subject, join us at Healthcare Unbound in July.
We heard from a reader who's deeply involved in getting fiber to the home deployed in Europe.