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Verizon shutters its home monitoring, control service

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. 

TiVo finds entry into home automation market via Control4

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 patent proposes using set top box for home monitoring

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 goes over the top; smart machines threaten middle class jobs

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.

Service providers to make OTT home automation play; Broadband services drive SMB growth

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.

Week in research: Internet costs still high in Africa; Media streaming dominates home networks

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's Digital Life appeals to the OTT broadband audience

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.

50 percent of broadband homes would purchase security, says Strategy Analytics

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.

Watching the home automation opportunity in 2013

Home automation as we know it has been around for two decades, but in 2013, it may finally come into its own, with analysts predicting a compound annual growth rate of as much as 45 percent. But what's driving the projected growth in home automation? And what could stop that growth in its tracks?

AT&T to start offering home automation service in March

AT&T is using this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to announce that it will begin delivering its Digital Life home security and automation services to homeowners in eight markets beginning in March.