San Francisco, Miami and Los Angeles are the Most Connected Cities, Based on Home Networking Adoption, According to MultiMedia Intelligence

Among the top designated marketing areas (DMAs), San Francisco, Miami and Los Angeles are the most connected cities, based on home networking adoption, according to new research from MultiMedia Intelligence. A wired or wireless home network allows consumers to connect multiple PCs and printers, and to share Internet access among computers. "Our research identified significant variations [...]

Sprint XOHM WiMAX Has Got it Going On with Its “Pick 2″ Program

Sprint XOHM Modem / Data CardsWow! It appears that Sprint XOHM service is setting itself up to be a true competitor to traditional cable, DSL, and cellular data service providers. According to the company's marketing material, subscribers can opt for the “Pick 2” program for only $50/mo (limited time offer) and get WiMAX service for two device types (i.e. home [...]

Westell Awarded Next-Generation Home Gateway Business at Verizon

Westell Ultraline Series 3Westell Technologies announced today that they have been selected by Verizon to provide high-performance broadband home routers that upgrade the speed and capabilities of FiOS services. Westell’s UltraLine Series3 Gateway, with its WireSpeed® routing technology and dual-core processor, allows Verizon to leverage the capacity of their fiber-to-the-home network while enabling new applications like media sharing, [...]

T-Mobile Rolls Out $9.99 a Month @Home Service

T-Mobile @Home HiportI was just browsing T-Mobile's website and noticed that the company is now offering unlimited (day/night/weekend) nationwide home phone service for just $10 bucks a month. That's huge! The $9.99 plan requires the purchase of a T-Mobile @Home HiPort Wireless Router that you can connect up to two standard phones and/or a T-Mobile HotSpot enabled [...]

Broadband Internet Speeds Seen as More Important to Consumers Than HDTV and Other New Services, According to New Pike & Fischer Report

Cable, satellite TV and now even telephone companies have been heavily promoting a variety of new services, ranging from high-definition video to movies on demand. But communications industry leaders believe the best way to attract and keep customers is by providing the fastest Internet speeds, according to a new Pike [...]

Gartner Says IPTV Operators Need to Offer One-Stop, Whole-Home Networking Solution

Internet Protocol television (IPTV) faces an uphill struggle to penetrate the consumer market if it remains a stand-alone pay-TV service, according to Gartner Inc. In an industry dominated by incumbent cable and satellite operators, as well as traditional terrestrial free-to-air network broadcasters, Gartner said that IPTV operators need to entice consumers with a range of [...]

‘Super Buying’ Segment of U.S. Consumers Responsible for 80% of CE Purchases

New U.S. consumer research from Parks Associates has identified a "super buying" segment of broadband households responsible for the overwhelming majority of dollars spent on consumer electronics products. The Changing Consumer Electronics Purchase Process, a survey of 2,500 broadband households, found roughly 25% of broadband households spent $2,000 or more on CE products in the past [...]

Online Storage and Backup Add Value to Broadband Service Provider Offerings

Online storage and backup services will spur revenue generation and customer retention over the next five years for U.S. service providers, bringing in more than 1.5 million subscribers, according to Parks Associates’ Enabling Solutions for a Rich Broadband Experience. These customers will pay a monthly storage and backup fee, in addition to their standard service subscriptions, [...]