Cable Company Says New Device Will Network Everything
Time Warner Cable is developing a technology that will allow its subscribers to view videos transmitted via the Internet on their TV sets, the company's CEO, Glenn Britt, said Friday. Speaking at an investors' conference in New York, Britt described the device that the company is working on as "a new wireless cable modem that will allow you to network everything in your house." He did not say what he meant by "everything," nor did he describe how the device would resolve the most complex problem of bringing Internet video to the TV monitor -- its fuzziness on a large screen. Separately, Britt told the Wall Street Journal that if broadcast and cable networks continue to provide programming for free on the Internet that they had better reconsider their pricing to cable companies, which currently pay them a retransmission fee. "People should think things through before they just go willy-nilly putting things on the Internet," he said.