Dallas, TX–Broadband Internet providers have now deployed data network solutions to more than one million U.S. households. At this current pace they will reach nearly two million by the end of 2004, according to Parks Associates’ recent study.
This data also shows a 60-percent increase from year-end 2003 to the first half of 2004 in the number of subscribers who obtained home networking equipment from their broadband ISP. Significantly more subscribers also reported receiving an offer for a home networking solution from their high-speed Internet service provider. According to Parks, this trend of ISP-related home networking is likely to increase the presence of additional broadband and network-related applications in U.S. homes.
“In just over a year, broadband providers have greatly improved the marketing and sales of home networks to their subscribers,” stated Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst at Parks Associates. “And this is only the first stage of deployment for broadband service companies. Basic networking configurations will be leveraged for the second-stage deployment of such value-added services as broadband and network performance and security monitoring, voice-over-IP applications, and content streaming.”
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