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The May 17, 2009 Issue Provided by System Dynamics Inc.
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Heard on the Net

News about People and Companies influencing The Broadband Home

Briefly Noted: Updates, Observations and Trends

Each month, we collect miscellaneous happenings, studies, trends or observations you might have missed. This month's briefs focus on why Cablevision 101 is definitely not for beginners; rural telehealth networks; and why keeping up with smart grid projects must be a full time job.

G.hn Skeptics: "Nobody Needs Another Incompatible Standard"

Although G.hn enthusiasts believe it will become the dominant home networking standard over existing wiring, skeptics say G.hn is just another standard that's incompatible with all the others. The HomePlug folks told us they're trying to change G.hn before it's too late. The MoCA folks think it's irrelevant.

Your Voice -- Reader's Comments

One reader told us about a new broadband fiber initiative in Yorkshire UK. Another asked about third-party applications in tru2way.

Upcoming Conferences

The application of new technology to provide better and less costly healthcare continues to be a hot topic in the U.S. We're looking forward to an update on telehealth at the upcoming Healthcare Unbound conference in Seattle in June.