C Spire has found yet another use for the FTTH network it is building in Mississippi: home automation, which is being added into a suite of services it calls C Spire Home.
AT&T and Comcast are among a growing group of service providers that are looking for revenue streams in the home automation market by adding connectivity and features to their routers that are traditionally used for broadband data and video services.
Verizon is no longer going to let customers sign up for its much talked about Home Monitoring and Control product, reports FierceCable. John Columbus, a Verizon spokesman, said it stopped accepting new orders in October.
Home automation has become a major focus for broadband providers and TiVo is taking part in the action through a new partnership with Control4.
CenturyLink has applied for a patent with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office that proposes providing home monitoring using a customer's existing set top box. The telco said that its invention is intended to simplify home security for consumers.
Home automation providers including Verizon are increasingly partnering with other broadband service providers to reach customers outside their market footprint, a new study from Infonetics Research says.
A growing number of service providers are finding that home automation services are an add-on revenue stream for their broadband customer base. According to Infonetics Research, over 70 percent of survey respondents said they will offer home automation services by the end of this year.
Despite big improvements in telecommunications infrastructure on the African continent in the past five years, the quality and affordability of Internet services has not improved, a study conducted by Analysys Mason for the Internet Society finds.
AT&T finally introduced its Digital Life home automation and service, one that will appeal to its wireless customers who in many markets are outside of their traditional wireline network footprint.
Consumers who have an in-home broadband connection are more willing to purchase remote monitoring and control professionally monitored interactive security services, research firm Strategy Analytics said.