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Washington, D.C. “Techknowledgeables” Value Borderless Lifestyle

by Employee ‎02-22-2012 12:25 PM - edited ‎02-27-2012 02:47 PM

MOTS pic 3.jpg“By 2015, the average home will have nine Internet-connected devices.”  It’s a marching tune being played for some time now by web-focused companies, including Verizon, which are planning strategies around an increasingly connected population. 

 

Now, young, tech-saavy consumers inWashington,D.C., are telling us 2015 may be closer than we thought.

 

In random on-camera interviews – admittedly not a scientific polling process – some of those young tech-hungry denizens of D.C. say they already have as many as seven web-connected devices in their homes.  These devices include desktops, laptops, tablets, game consoles and, as one interviewee put it, “of course, a smartphone.”

 

The interviews were conducted one day this month in the nation’s capital, which, by no coincidence, also happens to be the city that Verizon launched its “Must Have FiOS” marketing campaign aimed at tech-savvy 25- to 39-year-olds living in multi-dwelling unit properties, such as apartment buildings and condominiumsMOTS pic 2.jpg

 

 

To witness what these D.C. consumers are saying, click here.

 

What ownership of so many Internet-connected devices tells us is that these “techknowledgeables,” want their web wherever and whenever they want it.  They’re watching TV programs or on-demand movies on their computers, tablets and smartphones, as well as their TVs.  They’re connecting with family, friends and colleagues regardless of where they might be at any particular moment.  They are a generation living the borderless lifestyle when it comes to their entertainment and communications, including social media.web-devices jpg.JPG

 

Of course, Verizon and its FiOS network provides the bandwidth, Internet solutions and entertainment programming to meet this growing demand.

 

We’ll be featuring other videos based on these person-on-the-street interviews in the weeks ahead.  In the meantime, we would be interested in learning whether or not your Internet-connected lifestyles mirrors that of the D.C. folks we talked to whether or not you think nine Internet-connected devices in the average home may be a conservative estimate.

 

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by ‎02-23-2012 09:47 PM - edited ‎02-23-2012 09:50 PM

I hope the route through DC to Reston VA does not get too congested. I am in Maryland, and all my traffic goes through a router in DC. I could Google Earth it and post a picture of the building, and with the streets view give you the address where the router is located. Unless the published Long. and Lat. is fake. Does look like a CO to me based on structure and card reader at the front door. Perhaps you may need a better route from MD to Reston's fiber highway. Just a thought. Unless DC is doing other things with the traffic, and that is also thought.:smileyvery-happy:

 

Very interesting blog. I have seen more Verizon traffic, and open manholes.

 

Not many comments on your blogs, and you do have some good blogs.

by Employee on ‎02-27-2012 02:49 PM

Thanks for the kind words and routing suggestions, prisaz!

by Haroldhendu on ‎04-02-2012 01:34 PM
Verizon Wireless needs to provide seamless wireless connectivity on the WMATA Red Line. There is little to no coverage between Dupont Circle and Twinbrook. Once above ground, the signal still cuts out in tunnels. This lack of coverage on a daily commute route is unacceptable.
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