residential gateway
n. A home device that provides high-speed Internet access and is able to route incoming data to PCs and to devices such as television sets and stereos.

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"One of the loudest buzzwords to come out of The Yankee Group's Networked Home Symposium in Santa Clara, Calif., last fall was 'residential gateway.' These hardware devices promise to deliver an integrated set of telephony, Internet connectivity, data storage, home networking, and entertainment features through one box that will be capable of connecting to virtually every device in your home — from your PC and PDA to your '70s-era stereo."
—David A. Harvey, "The Next Big Home Networking Thing," Home Office Computing, March, 2000

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