Blog articles from 10/2021

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 –...

Parks Associates ’ CONNECTIONS Summit: Smart Home Growth Strategies conference series is excited to announce Cox Communities as the Reception Sponsor. Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through technology. The largest private broadband company in America, we proudly serve six and a half million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products,...
 
by Parks Associates | Oct. 26, 2021
Tags: CES, CONNECTIONS, smart home
Throughout 2020 and 2021, broadband service providers have been continually put to task to deliver an optimal-performing service at an affordable cost. Providers who could not produce results risked customers seeking out other services in their area to meet their needs and expectations. Mobile service providers continue to experience similar challenges, though not as the levels seen by their home internet counterparts. On the video service side, consumption across a variety of...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Oct. 21, 2021
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Energy savings is a key driver for adoption of smart energy products such as smart thermostats, connected HVAC systems, and solar panels. As consumers add smart products to their homes, new opportunities emerge for energy providers to provide consumers with a better user experience. Currently, only 19% of US broadband households are aware of energy monitoring and management products offered by their electricity provider.  Parks Associates ’ Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the...
 
by Parks Associates | Oct. 21, 2021
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Parks Associates’ Connected Consumer Podcast just released a new episode  where hosts Chris White and Rosey Ulpino dive into hot topics about IoT and Climate Change with guest speaker Rob Conant, VP of Software and Ecosystem for Infineon Technologies. Throughout the episode, they covered the latest tech innovations happening in the sensor and energy efficiency space within the smart home, MDUs, transportation, and so much more: Infineon’s stated mission is to...
 

New announcements recently within the energy management industries continue to underscore the opportunities for new products and services to help reduce energy consumption.  Currently, only a modest percentage of broadband households report using renewable power, but Parks Associates research shows there is a widespread desire to use clean energy and a reasonably broad willingness to pay more for it. Over 40% of broadband households would prefer to live in a community-powered...
 
36% of broadband households have a home security system as of Q2 2021, and approximately two-thirds of security system owners have an interactive system according to Parks Associates latest research. There are at least two levels of interactivity. Basic interactivity enables a user to access and control the household security system and receive notifications as scheduled or requested.  These capabilities occur via smartphone, tablet, PC, and sometimes smart speaker. These...


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