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home network

(1) A central system for controlling lights and appliances in the home. See home control network.

(2) A home network comprises the computers and mobile devices that are connected for file sharing and Internet access. A wireless router is all the hardware that is necessary. A home network is a "local area network" (LAN) combined with a Wi-Fi hotspot. See wireless router, LAN and Wi-Fi hotspot. Contrast with business network.
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Security could be the killer app in the home network," says Park.
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With up to 320 Mbps data rates, HomePNA home networks can accommodate the future bandwidth requirements of service providers as they enhance their offerings with additional features and capabilities," said Tom Starr, chairperson of the HomePNA technical committee.
Monthly Income of Home Network Owners and Non-owners (in US Dollars)
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This report examines today's market opportunities for managed home network services and evaluates numerous specific value-added services that could help service providers extend their revenue and profit.
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In addition to the Media Center functionality, Media Center Extender devices can play content stored on Windows XP-based PCs over a home network using Windows Media Connect Technology.
For service providers (SP), including telecommunications and cable multi-service operators (MSO), such advancements in home network and broadband services management opens up immense opportunities.