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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Coming in 2022: A big leap in smart home technology

Most consumers haven't caught IoT fever yet. "New research from Parks Associates indicates that just 36% of US broadband households have one smart home device, a percentage that decreases if all households are tallied," CNET reports.

From the article "Coming in 2022: A big leap in smart home technology" by Jennifer A. Kingson. 

Friday, September 10, 2021

Amazon to Launch Its Own TVs in Push to Cement Itself in Living Rooms

Amazon has continued to invest in its streaming service and smart devices as competition has begun to heat up. The company is the market leader in global smart-speaker shipments, according to market research firm Canalys, and it is neck-and-neck with Roku in streaming-media-player market share, research firm Parks Associates reported. Roku has grown rapidly in part by offering its own branded operating software for several TV brands.

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Personal Health Gadgets Becoming Mainstream

This is according to a report from the Parks Associates. “Analyst Insight: Consumer Trends in Telecare and Connected Health” surveyed 5,000 broadband connected households.

“The use of electric devices has skyrocketed,” reported Kristen Hanich, senior analyst for Parks Associates.

From the article "Personal Health Gadgets Becoming Mainstream" by Nathan Jolly. 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

A Focus on Achieving Equity With Telehealth

And health leaders continue to bridge the digital divide among older adults, who have shown incredible growth and familiarity with telehealth during the pandemic, Jennifer Kent with market research firm Parks Associates said at the conference. “What’s even more incredible is that seniors are telling us they’ve had pretty positive experiences,” Kent added.

From the article "A Focus on Achieving Equity With Telehealth" by Teta Alim. 

Friday, August 20, 2021

Why MDUs Are Helping Expand the Smart Home Market

Parks Associates estimates that 30% (36 million households) of U.S. broadband households live in MDUs, 66% (79.5 million households) live in single-family homes and 4% (4.8 million households) report other kinds of accommodations.

Parks Associates follows the MDU category closely and has observed several interesting insights about this market. First, the research firm shows that 43% of MDU residents owned smart home devices in 2020, compared to 30% in 2019.

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Is The Increasingly Crowded Streaming Marketplace Going to Turn Consumers Back to Piracy?

In the short term, consumers are more than happy to keep paying for multiple services. According to a report published by Parks Associates in June 2021, 46 percent of US homes with broadband-level Internet connections subscribed to four or more streaming services. This more than doubles last year’s number of 22 percent and dwarfs numbers from years prior. Granted, the COVID-19 pandemic had a lot to do with the rise in numbers, but why did those same people opt to subscribe rathe ...read more

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Tomorrow’s Communities Are Smart And Urban, Where Everything Acts As A Concept

And, looking at more current, household level trends, market research firm Parks Associates forecasts that mobile-only households will decline as fixed broadband networks expand. Mobile-only probably won’t disappear completely, because it’s easy and affordable, but Parks believes it will not grow beyond 13% of US households, and the percentage of mobile only households may decrease with the growing availability of affordable home broadband options enabled by new wireless technol ...read more

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Why the Smart Home Network Has Never Been More Vulnerable

Compared to just a few years ago, home networks today have never been so full of connected devices. Parks Associates research from 2020 found that U.S. broadband households now have an average of 12 connected devices per home and estimates that number will increase to 20 per home by 2025.

From the article "Why the Smart Home Nework Has Never Been More Vulnerable" by Mitchell Klein. 

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