What’s in a name? For ISPs there could be a whole load of business tied up in a simple change from “smart” to “connected”. Marketing “smart home” solutions could be excluding a huge chunk of the broadband subscriber base that doesn’t realize quite how smart their home has become.
Coronavirus has added a new dimension to family battles over screen time and web-use. These challenges will persist once lockdowns end. How can broadband service providers ensure they are giving families the parental control tools they really need?
As Coronavirus enforces unprecedented home working, hackers are also hard at work exploiting our fears. Insecure home networks are making this a giant cybersecurity challenge for employers. In the future, could homeworkers be forced to choose broadband from an ISP that has been security-approved by their company?
Millions of us are working from home as COVID-19 restrictions take hold. For some, Wi-Fi strength is going to be a significant challenge. How will this experience change the way we work – and choose broadband suppliers – in the future? And what can ISPs do now to prepare?
If early January is any guide, 2020 should be the year when network service providers finally get serious about router security. The year had barely begun when researchers revealed a new critical vulnerability they dubbed “Cable Haunt” that affects hundreds of millions of cable modems.