Press Releases

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Only 9% of U.S. broadband households think their home is energy efficient

Speakers for the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit include Austin Energy, Carrier, DTE, Mercedes-Benz, Nest, and many more

New energy research announced today by Parks Associates reveals 56% of U.S. broadband households believe it is very important to have an energy-efficient home but only 9% think their home is very energy efficient. The research firm will explore strategies for energy providers and smart home innovators to close this gap among consumer at the ninth-annual S ...read more

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

37% of U.S. broadband households are highly familiar with backup generators

Speakers for the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit include Austin Energy, Carrier, DTE, Mercedes-Benz, Nest, and many more

New energy researchannounced today by Parks Associates reveals 37% of U.S. broadband households are highly familiar with backup generators and 50% consider these energy products to be highly valuable. The IoT research firm also notes that approximately one-third or more of U.S. broadband households see strong value in energy products such as solar heating ...read more

Thursday, February 01, 2018

ChargePoint, Itron, Meritage Homes, Southern Company, and Vivint Solar to keynote Smart Energy Summit

More than 250 executives to attend the ninth-annual event, February 19-21 at the Omni Austin Downtown in Austin, Texas

Parks Associates announced today that executives from ChargePoint, Itron, Meritage Homes, Southern Company, and Vivint Solar will be the keynote speakers at the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, February 19-21 in Austin, Texas. The conference examines the changing role of utilities and energy providers and new opportunities to empower ...read more

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

40% of U.S. broadband households willing to pay for at least one home-living service for themselves

The most popular service alerts family members if there is an emergency

New research from Parks Associates finds 40% of consumers would pay for at least one home-living service for themselves, including one-third who are interested in a service that alerts family members during an emergency.

“Interest in home-living services will increase as the U.S. population ages,” said Kristen Hanich, Research Analyst, Parks Associates. “Nearly 50% of consumers 65 and older see these ...read more

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Parks Associates Announces Topics and Call for Papers for Inaugural Integrated Life Program at InfoComm

44% of U.S. broadband households own two or more Internet-connected home video entertainment devices for streaming content

Parks Associates today announced the topics and call for papers for the inaugural Integrated Life program, a one-day event produced at InfoComm 2018 in partnership with AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association. The event, held on June 5 at the Westgate Las Vegas, will focus on the crossover opportunities between the commercial and res ...read more

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

76% of North American broadband households use Wi-Fi as their primary connection technology

Whitepaper addresses connected home revenue opportunities for service providers as well as technical issues that continue to drive support calls

Parks Associates today released a new whitepaper, Staking a Claim in the Connected Home: Service Provider Solutions, which reveals more than 60% of U.S. broadband households with a networking router received that device from their broadband service provider. The whitepaper, sponsored by Calix, addresses operator strategies to enhanc ...read more

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Twelve percent of U.S. broadband households plan to buy solar panels in 2018

Speakers for the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit include Austin Energy, Carrier, DTE, Mercedes-Benz, Nest, and many more

New energy research announced today by Parks Associates reveals 12% of U.S. broadband households that do not currently have solar PV panels are likely to purchase them in the next year. The IoT research firm notes the most popular energy-efficiency equipment for 2018 is a backup generator, with 19% of current non-owners planning to make this purchase.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Mobile carrier strategies evolving to focus on value-added and OTT video services

Research firm finds the highest net promoter scores (NPS) are among prepaid services and low ARPU subscribers

New research from Parks Associates finds only 14% of U.S. mobile subscribers switched providers as the most recent change to their mobile service plan. Mobile Service Churn: Managing Consumer Expectations reports that, despite intense efforts by Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T to lure new subscribers, only 39% of mobile subscribers have made a plan change in the ...read more

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