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Friday, November 04, 2022

Is Streaming Actually Cheaper Than Cable? We Do the Math

With its contracts and fees, cable TV is nowhere near cheap. Though streaming services are the new norm, paying for multiple subscriptions -- or even a live TV streaming service like DirecTV Stream -- can rival your cable bill. According to a July 2022 study from Parks Associates, roughly one-quarter of American households subscribe to nine or more streaming services, while 50% of us have at least four.

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Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Here are 8 Tips to Help You Save on Your Monthly Internet Bill

According to recent Parks Associates data, US households spend an average of $116 a month on home internet, which is a sizable chunk of change. Whether you use it for remote work, streaming your favorite shows, online gaming or video chatting with friends and family, it's hard to live without the internet.

From the article, "Here are 8 Tips to Help You Save on Your Monthly Internet Bill" by Trey Paul. 

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Is Cable or Streaming Cheaper? The Answer Isn't Clear-Cut

According to a July 2022 study from Parks Associates, roughly one-quarter of American households subscribe to nine or more streaming services, while 50% of us have at least four.

From the article, "Is Cable or Streaming Cheaper? The Answer Isn't Clear-Cut" by Kourtnee Jackson

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Digital health care: Better than the doctor's office?

Oh, how times have changed. Over this past year of COVID-19 lockdowns, telehealth saw usage by US broadband households jump from 15% to 41% between the second quarter of 2019 and the same period in 2020, according to Parks Associates. That kind of progress rarely happens overnight, and overnight progress rarely happens without a lot of learning and a few growing pains.

From the article "Digital health care: Better than the doctor's office?" by Lindsey Turrentine. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Digital health care: Better than the doctor's office?

Oh, how times have changed. Over this past year of COVID-19 lockdowns, telehealth saw usage by US broadband households jump from 15% to 41% between the second quarter of 2019 and the same period in 2020, according to Parks Associates. That kind of progress rarely happens overnight, and overnight progress rarely happens without a lot of learning and a few growing pains.

From the article "Digital health care: Better than the doctor's office?" by Lindsey Turrentine. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Digital health care: Better than the doctor's office?

Oh, how times have changed. Over this past year of COVID-19 lockdowns, telehealth saw usage by US broadband households jump from 15% to 41% between the second quarter of 2019 and the same period in 2020, according to Parks Associates. That kind of progress rarely happens overnight, and overnight progress rarely happens without a lot of learning and a few growing pains.

From the article "Digital health care: Better than the doctor's office?" by Lindsey Turrentine. 

Monday, April 26, 2021

Will the box office ever come back?

The pandemic's stay-at-home habits and the rise of streaming have conspired to create a strong appetite for watching new movie releases at home instead of in theaters. Parks Associates research indicates that 25% of US broadband households would prefer to watch new releases at home. Deloitte research found that 65% of respondents want at least the choice to stream a new release at home when it debuts.

 

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Home health tech you need to watch in 2021

Across the span of consumer electronics, people over 55 get short shrift, often seen as caricatures of frailty or a market that doesn't look sexy in a startup's funding presentation. But the over-55 market composes one of health tech's biggest white spaces. "There needs to be much more focus on developing great technology for seniors," says Jenniifer Kent, Senior Director at Parks Associates.

From the article "Home health tech you need to watch in 2021" by Brian Cooley.

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