"home networks" articles

Telework, or remote work from an off-premise location, is not new -- workers have leveraged technology to work remotely since the advent of the telegram. Modern telework before the pandemic despite being technically feasible for over 20 years remained uncommon: official estimates peg incidence at ~5% in 2018. The ability to work remotely was a rare perk granted semi-officially to senior executives, specific job functions such as IT staff or call center employees, those undergoing...
Increased smart TV affordability, improved performance, and improved streaming consumption experiences have all collectively added to smart TVs’ consumer appeal in recent history. Though both smart TVs and streaming media players have grown in adoption and importance, smart TVs are increasingly the streaming video device that services and developers should consider the most commonly owned within US broadband households. According to Parks Associates research of 10,000 internet...
OTT service subscriptions continue to grow at the expense of traditional pay-TV services. Traditional broadcast TV’s share of video consumption continues to decline and only accounts for one-third of all video consumption. Parks Associates ongoing consumer survey research shows that Internet video over-took broadcast video in 2016 and accounts for the lion’s share of all video consumed. Now 83% of US households have an OTT service and pay-tv service (legacy and streaming pay tv)...
Accessing and experiencing digital media have become more complicated over the past few years, both for consumers and the companies providing the content. The fracturing of entertainment options, coupled with a decline in traditional pay TV, has forced many consumers to subscribe to a bevy of services in order to access the video content they want to watch. While this situation offers consumers a greater than ever selection of content, it offers a unique set of challenges from an...
The smart residence starts at the front door. Smart door locks, smart access control systems, networked cameras, video doorbells, smart garage door openers, parking access solutions, and other IoT devices represent a new generation of access control and monitoring solutions. Smart door lock adoption continues to be driven by strong multichannel sales efforts and continual product innovation. The majority of residential door locks installed in the US are mechanical, but an increasing...
Internet service providers are always upgrading their networks to better prepare for the future and meet the needs of their customers. One facet of this evolution is a shift to new network architectures heavily relying upon white-box hardware and open source software. Another is the increasing rollout of DOCSIS, experimentation with DOCSIS 4.0, and an emphasis on uplink capabilities. White box and open source technology is making its way through ISPs’ core networks, access networks,...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Jul. 12, 2022
Tags: home networks
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...

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