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According to Parks Associates research , 9% of U.S. broadband households switched broadband service providers in the last 12 months; almost 1/4 of these households did so in order to obtain faster service at a comparable price. This week, AT&T announced that it would be upgrading its U-verse home Internet plans with additional service options, including a plan with unlimited data. The upgrades will begin in May and all current U-verse home Internet customers will...
That sound you heard was Apple and (perhaps) Google watching as a major market opportunity passes them by. Capitalizing on what amounts to over-the-speed limit momentum, Amazon has brought two new Echos to the market. The Dot, while interesting, is a fun add-on to smart home geeks who want a smaller, sleeker Echo to put by their bedside (and replace the smartphone as an ad-hoc alarm clock) or in the living room alongside the curved-screen TV, wireless multi-speaker setup and...
Today, we learned that Uber has changed its icons on smart devices and that these city-specific icons will take on a life of their own – changing as one moves from city to city. While this development will further the cult following of this ride sharing Internet unicorn, it is most important to understand what Uber understands. Uber understands the strong emotional connection we have formed with its service. Like Apple, Nest, Samsung and a number of other brands, the Uber experience has...
 
by Stuart Sikes | Feb. 4, 2016
Tags: home networks, Internet of Things, interoperability, M2M, smart home
Sujata Neidig , VP of Marketing at Thread Group , discusses the challenges the smart energy market is facing: What are the major challenges that your business must address in 2015? 2020? Interest in the connected home has been rapidly increasing, yet there are a few challenges that must be overcome in order to make the smart home a reality. First, a simple and reliable network must be put in place that will allow multiple devices to easily connect and work together...
 
by Emily Shedd | Jan. 22, 2015
Tags: home networks, security, Smart Energy Summit, smart home
Spain surpasses the United Kingdom and Germany in the use of Home Automation Services On the 18th and 19th of November the Connections Europe 2014 event will take place in Amsterdam. It is the major European showcase for Smart Homes where Domoalert, a company from Spain, will participate as a sponsor and will launch its comprehensive platform designed to control Home Automation from mobile devices in a simple and intuitive way Today's connected home is a changing...
Parks Associates analysts are following the AT&T and DirecTV deal closely. From our 1Q 2014 survey, we have data showing: Just under 1% of broadband households have DirecTV service from AT&T though an old partnership agreement where AT&T offered bundles that included DirecTV. 1% of BB HHs have DirecTV pay-TV service and both mobile phone & broadband service from AT&T. 3% of BB HHs have DirecTV and broadband service from AT&T. 3%...
 
by Kaitlin Hawkins | May. 1, 2014
Tags: home networks, smart home
Connected devices are set to become the next big thing in the home and the marketplace. The market for connected devices is in its early stages (connected devices currently amount to less than one percent of the market, according to Parks Associates), but connectivity has been increasingly making its presence felt in the home.  The market for these devices is currently fragmented as companies are designing solutions to meet their personal objectives.  However, to...
 
by Parks Associates | Jul. 10, 2013
Tags: apps, connected CE, home networks
If we are going to spend billions of dollars to fix our ailing infrastructure, let's make sure we do it right. Here are the technologies to make that happen. By MICHAEL TOTTY It's time the U.S. got a lot smarter. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123447510631779255.html Printed in The Wall Street Journal, page R1 Get Smart… I couldn’t help but think of the Mel Brooks and Buck Henry show starring Don Adams & Barbara Feldon back in the late 60’s....

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