"home networks" articles

A growing percentage of smart home device owners now experience multiple problems with their devices each year, and within the last twelve months, one-third of smart home device owners report experiencing technical problems. Many of these issues stem from problems with wireless connectivity which disrupts a device’s ability to communicate with the home network. Additionally, some households report interruptions with the broadband provider’s service due to the increasing strain on the...
 
by Parks Associates | Dec. 10, 2020
Tags: home networks, smart home
The COVID-19 crisis has put fixed and mobile broadband networks to the test. Shifting work patterns and increased consumer use of connected devices and services at home bring into sharp focus the critical importance of the networks that provide the foundation of our connected lives. At this same moment, major shifts are occurring in the fixed and mobile broadband landscape.   ISPs are re-evaluating their offerings as more and more consumers drop the broadband & pay TV...
Multiple System Operators (MSOs), a cable company or fiber-optics company (typically a telephone company), offer package deals that include the initial home network for most broadband households. Since most US households have fixed broadband and experience significant problems with wireless, there is a large potential market for support services. Traditionally MSOs have mostly depended on revenues from the TV package rental and especially the premium purchase for movies, sports...
 
by Amanda Kung | Oct. 16, 2020
Tags: home networks, smart home
Cybersecurity threats facing consumers take many serious forms, but identity theft can cause the most damage to one’s life, reputation, and finances.  Join us for a complimentary and interactive webinar,  Boosting Service Value with Identify Theft Prevention Solutions , on  Thursday, October 1, 2020  at  11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. CT , co-hosted with  F-Secure . Industry experts  Olli Bliss , Business...
 
by Parks Associates | Sep. 23, 2020
Tags: home networks, security, Webcast
Parks Associates research finds that COVID-19 accelerated an increase in the usage and value of home networks. With increasing strain on home networks, consumers show interest in emerging 5G fixed wireless broadband internet products and services (i.e., an alternative to a wired home internet service) in order to improve overall performance throughout the home. The boost in demand on home networks is driven by more time spent at home, an increase in the number of connected...
 
by Brad Russell | Sep. 4, 2020
Tags: broadband, COVID-19, home networks, undefined
The security of the average home network has become exponentially more critical due to the shelter-in-place and work-at-home policies which have caused more families to live, work, and play at home. Regardless of recent re-openings, many predict that the way we work and live may be fundamentally changed. When remote internet connectivity blurs the line between work and home, cybersecurity takes on a whole new value in addition to the regular concerns of today’s households. The...
35% of consumers report experiencing a data privacy or security issue in the past 12 months. Consumers need seamless security solutions that can protect any device, against any threat, anywhere. However, security and privacy solutions are typically fragmented and cumbersome, leaving consumers exposed in one or more of these areas. Consumers today have different solutions, or no protection, across laptops and mobile devices and for their children, home network, and public networks....
The COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered work routines for everyone. With “non-essential” employers mandating remote work, many of the connected services and solutions Parks Associates studies are now essential in ensuring everyone in the household can work from home and entertain-in-place. 360 View: Broadband Services in the US , a Parks Associates study of 10,000 US broadband households in Q3 2019, reports that 76% of US broadband households said life would be much more...
 
by Steve Nason | Apr. 3, 2020
Tags: broadband, connected CE, home networks, OTT

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