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Broadband Briefs for 08/14/09

CED MagazineCompetition is going to increase from new distribution techniques, including digital terrestrial TV (DTT), IPTV and over-the-top video, and that will compel providers to install units capable of supporting applications such as time- and place-shifting and Internet-based content, according to Parks Associates.

"Consumers are attracted to the concept of connected CE, with one-third of U.S. broadband households very interested in a set-top box that connects to their PC and Internet service, as well as their TV," said Jayant Dasari, research analyst at Parks Associates. "While less than 10 percent are willing to pay a monthly fee, demand is still on an upward trend, especially as the set-top connects to more and more services.

From the article "Broadband Briefs for 08/14/09"

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