Diffusion Group sees home network gear moving to living rooms

Broadband market research firm The Diffusion Group said in a new report that roughly 80 percent of broadband households in the U.S now use a home network, and that almost 40 percent of home network routers are now located in living rooms instead of home offices.

TDG's report, "The CE and PC Ecosystem of the Broadband Household: 2012," also noted that the number of home network devices in home office actually has been on the decline.

That is food for thought for cable TV operators, who probably thought at one point several years ago that home networks did not have much impact on the video entertainment side of their businesses. As home network gear has moved from the home office into the living room, it is presumably because people want that equipment and connectivity closer to their TVs, DVRs and related gadgets.

For more:
-see the news release

On the Hot Seat: Kip Compton: Cisco's NDS deal will boost MSOs' connected TV plans

Related articles:
TDG also saw premium-tier shaving as an early trend
Broadcom confirms $195M deal to acquire BroadLight
Cable operators dismiss threat of virtual MSOs

Suggested Articles

Cable, satellite, and telecom pay TV providers should expect one of the worst years ever for cord cutting, according to eMarketer.

Comcast may be under pressure to split up its cable and media businesses and one analyst said that such a move could unlock value for both assets.

Blockgraph has partnered with TVSquared to provide omni-channel TV measurement and audience activation.