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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Fixed ISPs lose $10.5B in revenue to cord cutters, analysts find

New research from Parks Associates found the number of broadband cord cutters in the U.S. has risen over the past year, with operators missing out on billions in revenue as a result.

The firm’s latest figures show there are now 13.9 million home internet cord cutters in the country, up from just over 12 million in March 2021. As last year, consumers cited high cost as the primary reason for dropping their fixed service. Parks Associates noted the average monthly cost of home ...read more

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Verizon bullish on continued Fios strength, FWA prospects

His comments appear to reflect a broader trend in the U.S. broadband market. A new report released by analyst company Parks Associates on Wednesday showed that the percentage of households with standalone broadband service reached 41% in Q1 2021, up from 33% in Q1 2018. The cost of this service has risen 64% over the past decade, rising from $39 per month per household in 2011 to $64 in 2021. The report was based off a survey of 10,000 U.S. broadband households.

A drop off i ...read more

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Report: Over 12M U.S. homes eliminated their fixed broadband

Fixed broadband service providers may want to reconsider their price plans and improve their customer service if they want to keep their customers from cutting the cord.

According to a new report from Parks Associates, more than 12 million U.S. households have cancelled their home broadband service and now only use mobile broadband for their Internet. And another 3 million U.S. households have never had a home Internet subscription.

Parks Associates found that the reason ...read more

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

AI and machine learning could goose home security and monitoring sector—report

Do-it-yourself security systems will cause some shifts in the residential security market as more than two million broadband homes will have a self-monitored system by year's end.

According to research by Parks Associates, 23% of the self-monitored systems are fee-based with an average cost this year of $9 per month while 22% also include home control. By 2024, the average monthly fees will slide down to $8.50 while 34% will have home control add-on services.
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Friday, January 13, 2017

Cincinnati Bell Scales Local Call Center To 300 agents To Address Growing Fioptics Base

The adoption of smart home devices reflects the overall Internet of Things (IoT) trend. A recent Parks Associates study revealed that in homes with a broadband connection, 26% now own a smart home device, up from 19% at the end of 2015. The research firm said that over the past two years, smart home device ownership “has more than doubled,” forecasting that “companies will sell nearly 55 million smart home devices in 2020.”

From the article "Cincinnati Bell Scales Local Call ...read more

Friday, January 06, 2017

Broadband Household Smart Home Device Ownership Rose 7% In 2016, Parks Associates Says

Broadband availability may be far from ubiquitous in the United States, but in the homes where a connection is present a new Parks Associates survey revealed that 26% now own a smart home device, up from 19% from the end of 2015.

The research firm, which presented its filings from its upcoming 360 View: Residential Security and Smart Home study at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), tracks trends related to consumer engagement with IoT solutions combined with strate ...read more

Friday, December 30, 2016

Year In Review: Cyber Attacks On IoT Devices, Networks Grow In Intensity

Mirai, and other similar attacks, could become an even larger problem as more consumers continue adopt IoT devices at the home. Indeed, IAB revealed in its recent study that two-thirds, or 62 percent, of American consumers own at least one IoT connected device. Meantime, Parks Associates reported that nearly half of U.S. households plan to purchase a smart home product in the next 12 months.

From the article "Year In Review: Cyber Attacks On IoT Devices, Networks Grow In Int ...read more

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Over 24% Of U.S. Broadband Households Will Have An IP Camera By 2020, Says Research Firm

Smart home applications may still be seen as a novelty, but in-home security is on the rise with Parks Associates forecasting that about 24 percent of U.S. broadband households will have an IP camera by 2020. The research firm added that over 50 percent will have a smart home controller and 26 percent will have a home security system.

From the article "Over 24% Of U.S. Broadband Households Will Have An IP Camera By 2020, Says Research Firm" by Sean Buckley.

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