Best Buy joins HomeGrid board

The HomeGrid Forum, the trade group that is the lead promoter of the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU-T) standards effort, has added several new members, and also said that retailer Best Buy has joined the home networking association's board of directors. Other new members include Laboratoire des Applications Numeriques (LAN), the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory, and ACN Advanced Communications Networks SA (ACN). 

HomeGrid reports that it has seen increased interest since the ITU's consent on parts of the standard last December. Best Buy said in a HomeGrid press release that the greatest home networking challenge consumers face today is the abundance of incompatible technologies.

Recently, in a move that has implications for telecom networks currently supporting IPTV, HomeGrid signed liaison support agreements with the Consumer Electronics Powerline Communication Alliance (CEPCA), the HomePNA Alliance and the Universal Powerline Association (UPA). 

For more:
- Here's the new members press release from the HomeGrid Forum
- Here's the liasion agreement press release

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