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Second placed US cableco Charter Communications plans to take advantage of the 300 million devices connected to its 28 million broadband connections by rolling out home management services nationwide, beginning with Austin, Texas this coming fall. Speaking at the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet and Telecom Conference in Palm Beach this week, Charter Chairman and CEO Tom Rutledge lauded Charter’s strong connections business as giving the company opportunities in providing connectivity features which do not exist today. Other than citing “privacy, security and control over all the devices in your home,” Rutledge did not go into any additional detail, but is likely talking about some form of cloud WiFi management system for the home – not exactly an innovation masterclass but…

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