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Mesh carries WiFi to the whole-home frontier, but lacks standards

WiFi has been sweeping to power in the home, but still has one final hurdle to jump in order to oust wired options completely. It still cannot be relied on to deliver guaranteed whole-home connectivity for premium video across a wide range of building types and sizes. It can provide that quality within a room but, especially in large buildings or where walls are made of thick stone or contain a lot of metal, it cannot span multiple rooms without wired assistance. Mesh has emerged as a solution to this issue, and many vendors now have solutions – but that has created a new problem, that of interoperability between many proprietary approaches. Until WiFi mesh emerged, even those pay-TV operators…

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