The Connected Home and Broadband Service Providers

The future is now, at least when it comes to the technology associated with the connected home.   With the proliferation of broadband, home networks, low-cost devices and easy-to-use input/output devices (e.g  smart phones and tablets), all the pieces are in place to make the connected home a reality.  The question, posed in an article in yesterday’s San Jose Mercury Newsis when will this sort of activity become mainstream.

The article featured an overview of Motorola Mobility’s efforts to create the connected home through its earlier acquisition of 4Home.  The article also hinted that this could be another synergy for Google and its pending acquisition of Motorola Mobility.  The above video, filmed at Parks Associates’ Connections, provides a glimpse of the connected home technology described in the Mercury News article.