The Internet of Things (IoT) is a web of connected objects or devices that are linked via networks that can interact with each other and with us. Examples include kitchen appliances, voice-operated assistants, wearable technology, and much more, that make people’s lives more comfortable and productive.
The Internet of Things is only possible due to high-speed broadband, such as cable offers at home, business or Wi-Fi hotspots. Cable is the nation’s leading broadband provider, with 76 million subscribers, nearly 70% of all high-speed internet subscribers. Cable providers connected more than 5 million U.S. families to the internet in 2020.
More than 90% of Texans have access to high-speed internet.
Thanks to the explosion of Wi-Fi enabled gadgets through the Internet of Things, cable subscribers – while at home or remotely – can lock their home’s doors, adjust the thermostat, turn on the lights, raise the window blinds or perform a number of other functions around their house.
This area is expected to grow as technology becomes more sophisticated and innovators continue to develop new devices and products.