Everybody wants to control the future of broadband and broadband entertainment. Including this new consortium called, MoCA, or the Multimedia Over Cable Alliance. According to the Wall Street Journal, the group plans to leverage the technology from Entropic Communications which can cram and transmit digital data at 20 times the speed of current home networks over coaxial cable. of course, you can do some of those things over say, i don’t know Ethernet. Or Wi-Fi.
Honestly, cables don’t make sense, wireless does. if cable made sense, then powerline networking would be as common as hotpockets. Anyway the geniuses behind MoCA include Comcast Corp, EchoStar, Cisco Systems, Motorola, RadioShack, Matsushita and Toshiba.