Chris Ely

Editor in chief of Dealerscope

More home builders than ever before are adding broadband capability to the homes they are building, according to a study released Monday by the Consumer Electronics Association.

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) offered a rosy view of global demand for CE products on the eve of its annual International CES trade show in Las Vegas Tuesday, citing a 13 percent uptick for 2010 over 2009 figures for a total of $873 billion in sales, what director of industry analysis Steve Koenig called "a new industry high."

Consumers are indeed paying attention to energy efficiency when it comes to home technology purchasing decisions. That's the conclusion of a Consumer Electronics Association study released this week.

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