It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the Internet of Things (IoT) and of the tremendous opportunity it represents for cable operators.
Well it seems that Comcast agrees.
The nation’s largest MSO recently partnered with Boomtown, an “accelerator” that helps promising start-ups get off the ground, to open an IoT development lab. Just down the street from us in Boulder, Colorado, the lab will help these start-ups develop new IoT related applications, products and services.
Fostering innovation through this lab is a terrific way to accelerate the IoT. In the same way that streaming video and other new services that weren’t possible or even conceivable before broadband, the IoT can make entirely new applications, services and industries possible.
Even now a start-up tinkering away in the IoT development lab may develop “The Next Big Thing.”