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.
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