Flipping through the pages of newspapers and websites across the world, one will notice the increase of news around the Internet of Things. This signal has officially marked the transition of the IoT from a catchy buzzword to a tangible reality. The IoT unites the physical and online worlds by connecting everyday objects to the Internet. The availability of cheap sensors, the proliferation of big data, and the ingenuity of pioneering startups are driving the success of this transformative movement.

Its rapid deployment of public WiFi hotspots across the country—totaling over 8,000,000 by the end of this year—will provide an additional layer of connectivity for this burgeoning phenomenon.

But behind the pleasing aesthetics of connected thermostats and smart air conditioners is a sophisticated network of high-speed connectivity. With its new IPv6 capabilities, Comcast is providing the information architecture to carry data across connected devices. Its rapid deployment of public WiFi hotspots across the country—totaling over 8,000,000 by the end of this year—will provide an additional layer of connectivity for this burgeoning phenomenon.

The Internet of Things has the potential to connect 28 billion “things” by the end of 2020, from watches to cars to home appliances. Comcast’s continued commitment to the development of both home and public wireless platforms gives these devices a venue to communicate, allowing innovative technology companies to dream up the exciting future of the IoT.

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