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Cable tries to keep command of crucial pipeline

CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Cable companies know that whatever the digital home of the future will look like, the Internet will be the main conduit to its possibilities.
When delivery of high-definition movies and TV shows straight from the Web to the TV becomes more commonplace, when having every computer and TV synchronized with what you want when you want it becomes a standard expectation, and when your house's various lighting and cooling systems have separate IP addresses, control of the broadband pipe will be paramount.

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