"broadband" articles

Residential broadband growth is set to slow by over 50% over the next few years, with much of the new subscriber growth going to new provider types such as MNO fixed wireless providers. The residential internet space will be more competitive, as fiber rollouts and 5G network buildouts pressure the market from the high and the low ends. ISPs increasingly need to differentiate based on the reliability of their networks, the usability of their apps and websites, and the additional services...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Aug. 1, 2022
Tags: broadband, mobile, OTT, smartphones, tablets
Extending a smart home platform to support connected health and wellness applications and services is a natural pathway forward for many smart home platform providers. The connected health market represents several interesting use cases that converge with the smart home industry. Consumers spend less than 1% of their time interacting with the traditional healthcare system (i.e., hospitals, clinics, doctors, and health coaches). Home, on the other hand, is where consumers spend most time...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Jul. 13, 2022
Tags: broadband, security, smart home
Utility programs designed to reduce residential energy consumption have been available for decades. However, consumer participation in these programs is very limited. Currently, only 19% of US internet households use a time-of-use (TOU) rate plan from their utility or energy provider. A lack of consumer awareness and lack of consumer engagement with energy consumption and conservation act as barriers to the adoption of these programs. Customers who invest in energy...
 
by Parks Associates | Jul. 10, 2022
Tags: broadband, energy, smart home
Multi-dwelling units (MDUs) and multifamily properties are buildings designed to house several different families and contained in a single building or several buildings within one complex. The building is typically divided into separate housing units and is owned by one entity. Additionally, Parks Associates research reveals that 34% of US broadband households are MDU residents. MDU categories consist of apartments, condominiums, duplexes, quadruplexes, townhomes, and dormitories....
Parks Associates continues its thirteenth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer with the virtual session, Home Energy Management Solutions: Driving Energy Savings , on Thursday, June, 30 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM CT. Advait Katarki, Business Development Manager - Connected Solutions & EV Charging Infrastructure, Eaton will be featured on the interactive panel, Smart Apartments and Energy Platforms , at 11:15 AM CT, addressing the business and consumer value of...
The California Energy Commission is responsible for ensuring new and existing buildings improve energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality. Title 24, Part 6 covers the specific details regarding all low-rise residential buildings including single-family home new construction, which is the focus of the report. Local agencies enforce and verify compliance to the codes. Codes are updated every three years to incorporate new technologies and construction techniques that are...
As data security needs for the connected home increase, opportunities exist across the ecosystem to cultivate partnerships with device and system manufacturers, broadband operators, and security solution providers. There is continued demand for new products and services spanning beyond just traditional PCs and mobile devices to include entertainment products, appliances and productivity tools, and a multitude of smart home devices. Securing these products against the mass of...
Pay-TV subscriptions and revenues are on a continuous decline as consumers embrace OTT services. The research firm forecasts that traditional pay TV will decline to 76.7 million households by 2024, the lowest penetration in a decade and a 27% drop from 2014. Parks Associates estimates that approximately 35 to 40 new streaming services entered the market between March 2020, the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, and the end of 2021. More than half of US...

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