Should your ISP be the glue that connects your smart home?

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Your ISP already connects your home to the internet, but many ISPs now want to be the creator of your home’s intra-net — the network of connected devices and sensors that will become the hallmarks of a smart home. I chatted with Mitch Bowling, SVP and general manager of Xfinity Home about his company’s product and why people might want to ask their ISP to set up their connected home.

He and I chatted about the importance of openness, the awesomeness of connected lightbulbs and how the next phase of the connected home will depend on adding intelligence. Listen up for a conversation that might get you closer to a connected home without a bunch of DIY effort.

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Show notes:
Host: Stacey Higginbotham
Guest: Mitch Bowling, SVP and general manager of Xfinity Home

  • Comcast’s Xfinity home product is going to be open by golly. Because that’s what makes it valuable.
  • Will Comcast work with tools like IFTTT? The answer isn’t a no.
  • What about the contract? What if consumers don’t want to commit to the ISP for two years?
  • Lightbulbs are getting very exciting and what is the next phase of the connected home?


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