FiOS Looking at Home Energy Apps
Verizon is planning to add home energy management capability to its FiOS broadband package, allowing customers to control thermostats, window shades and other parts of the home through a broadband router.
According to Green Tech Media, the telecom giant is working on the technology, but has yet to establish a timeline for releasing it. Observers quoted in the Green Tech story place a likely rollout either at the end of this year or early 2010.
In addition, a company spokesman said Verizon will likely "invent, or buy from somebody" software necessary to make the technology work.