New Year, New House?

Parsons Tom Parsons January 23, 2019

Smart Tech in Home 360x203We’re hearing it a lot these days – “new year, new you.” This phrase comes into play with everything from dieting, self-care and hair color to a new job. But what if it had to do with getting your house in shape? Like “new year, new house?”

It’s not too far-fetched. Marie Kondo is making a name for herself these days with her show all about getting people to de-clutter their abodes. As far as fitness goes, your house is getting more in shape – and more connected – than you might realize.

Treadmills and stationary bikes are now equipped with Bluetooth and wifi. You can “race” other people or plug into your home’s streaming service while you run. Fitbits do the same thing. Furthermore, when you cook your new healthy recipes, you can “talk” to your stove, which will tell you the ingredients you need, at what heat level to cook and what to put on your grocery list for next time.

CLICK TO TWEET: Can "new year, new you" translate into new connectivity for your home? CommScope explains.

It’s amazing how technology can help you achieve your goals. The biggest enabler of cutting-edge technology in your home is your broadband connectivity. Beyond today’s capabilities, service providers will need gigabit speeds to support emerging and future applications. A whole host of solutions is needed to achieve gigabit performance levels at home.

For example, hardened plug-and-play fiber connectivity solutions make it quick and efficient to bring new service to homes, while supporting the higher bandwidth residents demand. Installers need training and expertise to be efficient in their work.

As we begin 2019, perhaps it’s time to resolve to make sure our houses are “fit” to keep up with the demand we know is coming. As one person once told me, no one is saying they wish their TV downloaded a show a little slower. It’s all about speed and being ready for what’s next – like a Marie Kondo robot that will do all that de-cluttering for you. Wouldn’t that be great?

About the Author


Tom Parsons

Tom Parson is the Field Application Engineer for CommScope’s CCS business in North America. Tom joined CommScope through the acquisition of TE Connectivity’s Telecom, Enterprise and Wireless businesses in August of 2015.  Tom has served in Telecommunications industry for over 25 years. In his current role, Tom’s provides consultation to major North American service provides in FTTH and OSP network deployments. Previously, Tom has held roles at TE, ADC and FONS as an applications engineer, manufacturing engineer and production supervisor. Tom holds multiple product design patents, and has experience presenting at major industry conferences.  Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Worcester State University in Natural Science.