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Monday, February 22, 2021

60% of US broadband households willing to pay for a power backup service

Uplight, Austin Energy, and more industry leaders to discuss emerging business models and impact of COVID-19 on adoption of energy management solutions at Smart Energy Summit

Parks Associates will host the first session of the twelfth annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer tomorrow, February 23, with two virtual sessions featuring visionary presentations and interactive discussion with executives from Uplight, Austin Energy, Universal Electronics Inc., and STRATIS ...read more

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Parks Associates releases whitepaper analyzing key trends in smart home, security, connected health, consumer electronics, and OTT

New whitepaper highlights key announcements from CES® 2021 and emerging technology trends across consumer technology markets

A new whitepaper from Parks Associates reports 40% of US broadband households have trialed at least one OTT video service during the COVID-19 crisis, while one-third of smart home device owners have increased usage of these products. The whitepaper “2021 Consumer Tech Trends to Watch” highlights some of the biggest announcements from CES® 2021 and the ...read more

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

43% of consumers prefer energy providers that offer renewable energy sources like solar and wind in addition to traditional sources like oil and gas

Bidgely, Cox, Eliq, Landis+Gyr, EPA, Schneider Electric, and more address residential energy management and clean energy at Smart Energy Summit

Parks Associates will host the 12th annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer in 2021 with multiple virtual sessions taking place February 23-24, April 28, August 18, and October 27. The executive conference, sponsored by Bidgely, Austin Energy, Ossiaco, and FLO, examines the evolution of the consumer utility market.  New res ...read more

Thursday, February 11, 2021

34% of US broadband households own a smart home device, and 23% own three or more smart home devices

CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference addresses consumer demand and new business models in the connected home and SMB market 

International research firm Parks Associates today announced the topics and call for papers for the firm’s CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, hosting virtual sessions March 24, May 12, May 25-26, July 14, August 18, September 22, and November 9-10. Celebrating its 25th year, CONNECTIONS™ brings together industry leaders ...read more

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

24% of US broadband households with fixed broadband service likely to upgrade in the next six months

New research addresses continuing impact of COVID-19 on broadband usage, CE product adoption, OTT service stacking, and churn rates  

Parks Associates today released a new Quantified Consumer study, COVID-19: Impact on Communications and Entertainment, which reveals that in 3Q 2020, more than 50% of US broadband households reported that their broadband usage has increased since the start of the COVID-19 crisis. While consumers report broadband performance is keeping pace wit ...read more

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

55% of pay-TV households consider live sports important in decision to keep their pay-TV service

Fourth annual Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media virtual conference to explore expansion of OTT video services, churn rates, and impact of COVID-19 on video services

Parks Associates today announced the topics for the fourth annual Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media, with virtual sessions and networking opportunities taking place March 31, May 5, June 9, July 28, October 6, and December 14-15, 2021. New research from Parks Associates finds 55% of pa ...read more

Thursday, February 04, 2021

11% of US broadband households own a smart light bulb and 9% own a smart plug

Twelfth annual Smart Energy Summit addresses impact of COVID-19 on utility and smart home market, featuring visionary speakers from Bidgely, Schneider Electric, and Uplight

Parks Associates today announced the agenda and visionary speakers for the 12th annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, sponsored by Austin Energy, Bidgely, and FLO. The first virtual sessions, February 23-24, focus on new consumer behaviors and spending, successful business strategies, and inn ...read more

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

60% of pay-TV subscribers are interested in streaming movies and TV shows from an online video service as part of their subscription

New study examines how traditional pay-TV and vMVPD services can grow revenues following changing consumer preferences during COVID-19 crisis 

New research from Parks Associates shows that 60% of pay-TV subscribers (accounting for nearly half of US broadband households) are interested in streaming movies and TV shows from an online video service as part of their pay-TV subscription. The study Pay TV: Perception, Adoption, and Retention notes that pay-TV providers are respond ...read more

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