Michael Gartenberg of Jupiter Research makes a very good point on the advent of home networks. There will be lots of 'unintended consequences' so to speak.
"As a result of these ubiquitous home networks, new opportunities will be created to extend the availability of interactive services for consumers. Both hardware and media companies need to immediately begin to evaluate the functionality that is created by extended connectivity in the home and focus on providing those services. You see, it is not about the network technologies that will drive home network adoption but rather the services and applications that consumers can now gain access to and implement. Consumers with home networks have an overwhelming propensity to want to take advantage of the functionality offered by their networks."