Home Networks Pursue Their Advancement Towards Becoming Multiple-Service Platforms

It is apparent that the consumer home network is evolving. It used to be simply a couple of telephone lines and a data modem to connect to the internet, but now it is becoming a center for high quality online data and video services - clearly transforming the game. It is due to this new multi-service [...]

UK Broadband Bills: Don’t Get Caught Out by Downloading Christmas Films

UK families that are fed up of watching the same Christmas shows and films on TV could find themselves footing unexpected bills if they decide to rent movies online instead. Huge names including Apple and Google, as well as several DVD rental organizations such as Amazon owned Lovefilm, encourage people rent the most recent TV shows [...]

Sky Testing Massive Wi-Fi & Cable Broadband Roll-out

Sky has confirmed that it has tested its very own cable installations, researching the potential of skipping BT within the United Kingdom and running its own broadband network where it would have complete control.  An additional possibility - although only a rumor at this phase - is employing a massive development of The Cloud, a [...]

VUDU Hogging Up Your Bandwidth?

Forbes.com reporter, Lee Gomes, is shedding light on an interesting fact that many of VUDU's customers are probably not aware of. The problem Gomes points out is that VUDU is not being totally transparent that their video on-demand boxes function as peer-to-peer nodes downloading and sharing bits of digital information with other users throughout the [...]

Number of US Online Households Watching Broadband Video Doubled in One Year

According to a new ABI Research survey of online households in the United States, the number of consumers watching video streamed through a browser has doubled over the past year, going from 32% a year ago to 63% today. ABI Research believes this is due to growth in the amount of rich content available in [...]

Consumers Listening to Music More and More on TVs

In a new survey by Parks Associates, roughly two-thirds of U.S. and Canadian broadband households reported regular use of a PC to play music while at home, and one-third said they use a television to listen to music. MP3 players ranked equal to TVs, with one-third of households using these platforms for music, in the [...]