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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
1/31/2019 2:02:11 PM
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Re: Open the Mesh
There is a group called NYC Mesh that has as its goal the bypassing of middlemen and the relatively more direct connection of residents' devices to the internet backbone. It is an interesting case that students of broadband should study, because it at least in theory opens up the possibility of models threatening to existing businesses.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
1/31/2019 12:47:56 AM
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Open the Mesh
Google Home and Amazon Alexa have certainly gotten their feet into the domestic door. It's hard to compete with these giants. 

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
1/30/2019 4:54:28 PM
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Re: Own it
It might be interesting to see down the road a few years if the "cutting the cable"  phenomenon switches to a "cut the IOT device" movement. Unless the connections among devices and manufacturers, and service providers allows for simplicity in operation and installation, consumers might well decide to forego all the high tech devices of the future.

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
1/30/2019 12:57:09 PM
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Own it
"they have to own the in-house experiences"

Isn't that the double-edged truth? Reminds me of how my rural cable provider wants to own the home experience, and then they try to charge extra when you connect another TV to the cable. Understandable, but hard to enforce and police. All it did was drive more people into cutting their cable TV and relying instead on streaming TV. So much for owning the in-house experience.

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
1/14/2019 8:41:49 AM
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Re: Open the Mesh
Yes, those smart speaker don't use much, but the newer generation of smart screens that Amazon, Google and now Facebook are promoting are going to to take up considerably more bandwiths and being probably "always" will tend to make things even more problematic for homes with lots of other devices running at the same time.

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
12/31/2018 1:37:05 PM
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Re: Open the Mesh
I have to say those smart speakers don't seem to take up much bandwidth. Video, on the other hand, really weighs down a network if it is transmitted in very high resolution.

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michelle
michelle
12/30/2018 2:37:58 PM
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Re: Open the Mesh
Excellent point! This year's gift-giving season may be a test for ISPs. I suspect they have been flush with support requests from customer who may not have considered whole house wifi coverage before now.

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
12/30/2018 2:01:43 PM
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Re: Open the Mesh
Getting to place where all those devices and after this gift giving season, boat loads of smart speakers and Google, Amazon and Facebook video screens to take all your commands at will, there's going to be a demand for wifi that 'just works' anywhere in the house, without dropping out or lagging. That's where an open mesh system should shine.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/28/2018 7:39:00 AM
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Re: Speakers + cameras
OMG, that sounds pretty scary and a bit extreme to me.

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
12/24/2018 12:58:09 PM
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Re: Speakers + cameras
Yes, security may be a big issue for customers as recent news reports indicate the possibility of hackers getting access to home security cameras and one report shows the hacker actually talking to the victim and warning to change passwords. Pretty scary stuff.

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