"home networks" articles

Telehealth and telemedicine solutions have been thrust to the forefront of health care due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The need to avoid exposure to the virus has challenged well-established consumer preferences for in-person visits over remote care. Radical shifts in the regulatory and reimbursement landscape have paved the way for rapid telehealth deployments, including the use of health devices. Parks Associates' latest consumer study of 5,000 broadband households provides trending data...
Throughout 2020, the United States’ broadband coverage gap was recognized as a major issue impacting Americans’ safety, quality of life, and ability to participate in work and schooling. According to Parks Associates estimates: ·       22% of US households, or roughly 27M households, lack a fixed home internet subscription; ·       10% of US households, or almost 13M households, are mobile-only –...
In 2020, Disney+ unveiled a three-pronged hybrid strategy that includes theatrically exclusive films, simultaneous releases in theaters and on transactional services, and streaming exclusives. Disney unveiled the transactional “Premier Access” tier on Disney+ with Mulan in September 2020, which required subscribers to pay an additional $30 fee in addition to their monthly recurring charges that already cost $7 per month. While the July release of Jungle Cruise was intended...
A robust network is the foundation for modern living. This is as true for residents of multi-dwelling units (MDUs) like apartments, condominiums, and dormitories as it is for single-family residences. Building on advanced connectivity services, MDU property managers and owners can leverage the benefits of smart home devices and smart property solutions to drive revenue and increase net operating income. In collaboration with Cox Communities, Parks Associates’ new complimentary...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 28, 2021
Tags: broadband, home networks, smart home
A growing percentage of smart home device owners now experience multiple problems with their devices each year, and within the last twelve months, one-third of smart home device owners report experiencing technical problems. Many of these issues stem from problems with wireless connectivity which disrupts a device’s ability to communicate with the home network. Additionally, some households report interruptions with the broadband provider’s service due to the increasing strain on the...
 
by Parks Associates | Dec. 10, 2020
Tags: home networks, smart home
The COVID-19 crisis has put fixed and mobile broadband networks to the test. Shifting work patterns and increased consumer use of connected devices and services at home bring into sharp focus the critical importance of the networks that provide the foundation of our connected lives. At this same moment, major shifts are occurring in the fixed and mobile broadband landscape.   ISPs are re-evaluating their offerings as more and more consumers drop the broadband & pay TV...
Multiple System Operators (MSOs), a cable company or fiber-optics company (typically a telephone company), offer package deals that include the initial home network for most broadband households. Since most US households have fixed broadband and experience significant problems with wireless, there is a large potential market for support services. Traditionally MSOs have mostly depended on revenues from the TV package rental and especially the premium purchase for movies, sports...
 
by Amanda Kung | Oct. 16, 2020
Tags: home networks, smart home
Cybersecurity threats facing consumers take many serious forms, but identity theft can cause the most damage to one’s life, reputation, and finances.  Join us for a complimentary and interactive webinar,  Boosting Service Value with Identify Theft Prevention Solutions , on  Thursday, October 1, 2020  at  11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT , co-hosted with  F-Secure . Industry experts  Olli Bliss , Business...
 
by Parks Associates | Sep. 23, 2020
Tags: home networks, security, Webcast

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