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Thursday, May 02, 2019

AI Raises the Bar for Home Network Security

Concerns about data security also have been shown to increase with ownership of more connected devices. Currently, U.S. broadband households own an average of 10.4 connected devices -- including entertainment, smart home, smart speaker and connected health devices.

From the article "AI Raises the Bar for Home Network Security" by Brad Russell.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

AI Raises the Bar for Home Network Security

Concerns about data security also have been shown to increase with ownership of more connected devices. Currently, U.S. broadband households own an average of 10.4 connected devices -- including entertainment, smart home, smart speaker and connected health devices.

From the article "AI Raises the Bar for Home Network Security" by Brad Russell.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Blue Cash Preferred Card Adds Streaming and Transit to Rewards

The card's 3% rewards rate on transit-related spending is matched by some other cards, including the Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card. But its 6% bonus rate on select U.S. streaming services leads the industry, according to U.S. News data. Qualifying streaming services include Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, NBA League Pass and Pandora. Since 2016, households have spent an average of less than $8 a month on streaming services, according to data from market research firm Parks As ...read more

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Parks: ‘UK cord cutters could double’

Research from Parks Associates finds that the percentage of UK broadband households stating that they are likely to cancel their pay-TV service has increased to 24 per cent in late 2018 from 12 per cent in late 2015. The intent to cancel is higher among households that watch online video services.

From the article "Parks: ‘UK cord cutters could double’."

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Resolving Smart Home Device Problems: Growing Opportunity for Support Services

As the connected home ecosystem continues to grow and the technical complexity of broadband households increases, the technical support needs of consumers change. Currently consumers own an average of 10.5 connected devices, including an average of 1.4 smart home devices.

Smart thermostat and smart security cameras lead the smart home market in reported adoption, with 11% of US broadband households owning a smart thermostat and 10% owning a smart camera.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Consumers Balk at Premium Smartphone Prices

"Parks Associates consumer survey data finds that between 2014 and 2018, the average amount paid by U.S. broadband households on their most recently purchased smartphone doubled from a mean of $258 to $528," noted Kristen Hanich, senior analyst at Parks Associates.

From the article :Consumers Balk at Premium Smartphone Prices" by Peter Suciu.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Challenge of Net Zero Beyond California

As a result, ZE builders focus on the attributes of a higher quality home, which provides the homeowner with a healthier, quieter, more comfortable, and more energy-efficient home. A key message is the ZE home provides peace of mind, as well as a hedge against future utility bills, as the home is built with better components and with higher construction quality. Overall, customers indicate a willingness to pay more for high-performing homes. A Parks Associates survey of US broad ...read more

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Research: 6% US broadband homes have gigabit-speed services

New research from Parks Associates finds that 22 per cent of US broadband households have a service speed of 100-999 Mbps, the most common service tier, although 39 per cent of US broadband households do not know their broadband speed. The report – Modern Broadband: Competition and Retention at Gigabit Speeds – notes that only 6 per cent of US broadband households have gigabit-speed services and interest in upgrading to that speed of service has declined over the past two years. ...read more

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