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Photos: 'Broadband Nation' displays connected lifestyle

An exhibit at the 2009 Cable Show shows off potential broadband applications for urban, suburban, and rural settings.

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Coffee shop

Visitors to the "Broadband Nation" exhibit at this week's Cable Show '09 in Washington, D.C., enjoy some java at the 'Joe 3.0' coffee shop.

Computers on display at the coffee shop introduced visitors to Fancast, Comcast's online video portal, and Starz Play, the video download service from Starz Entertainment.

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The "Broadband Horizons Middle School" exhibit shows ways to connect classrooms to the Internet and make learning more interactive.
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Classroom

A company called Promethean provides interactive learning technology, like this remote that enables students to interact with a whiteboard that connects to the Internet.
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Doctor office

A set called "The Offices of Dr. Al Better" exhibits technologies that make use of broadband in a medical office, particularly in a rural setting.
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Doctor tools

Health IT company Cerner makes software that allows hospitals and doctors offices to put patients' medical records online. The company has also partnered with makers of medical diagnostic equipment like Welch Allen to develop hardware to upload data collected by the equipment.

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