The total number of broadband subscribers is expected to grow to 28 million US homes by 2004, according to a new Gartner Dataquest study (Nov. 2000). However the study also found that the quality of the content available via broadband will eventually determine its long-term success.
Thus, the value of broadband will not be in the access itself, which will be commoditized over time, but in the delivery of multimedia, voice and other useful and timesaving applications and services that these connections enable. The study concluded that among the most compelling broadband applications will be TV-based Quality streaming video and audio services.
Kobad A. Bugwadia has M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, NJ. He is currently employed at Intel Corporation where his focus is on Internet Technology - Quality & Reliability. He received the IEEE Best Paper Award for his paper published in the 1996 IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics and has currently two outstanding U.S. and International Patents. He is a member of the IEEE and the Tau Beta Phi Honor Society.
Kris Mohan is Corporate Manager for Internet Technology Reliability at Intel. He has over 20 years of industry experience in the areas of networking and semiconductor technology. He is also an adjunct professor of Networking at Univ. of Santa Clara and San Jose State Univ. where he teaches graduate level courses in advance computer networking. He has published several papers and chaired several industry conferences.