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Date: 03.23.2017
                                          For the first time, broadband has caught up with pay-TV services as a leading delivery channel for...
Date: 03.22.2017
                                                  Significant numbers of broadband homeowners are...
Date: 10.20.2016
Tech pundits are fond of predicting that new internet-based media options will supplant the old. All the cords will soon be cut. NBC will give way to Netflix. Gamers will all be watching ESPN on their PlayStations. Data shows that when Americans access news, information or entertainment, however, it’s not a zero-sum affair. In just two...
Date: 09.29.2016
Background:  Today, the FCC said it is delaying a vote on an order in the set-top box proceeding but remains committed to finalizing and approving the plan. The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick: “We’re pleased the commission is taking more time to fully consider the complex technical and...
Date: 09.29.2016
On-demand video services like YouTube, Netflix and Hulu have been disrupting the TV viewing marketplace, making it easy for younger consumers to “cut the cord,” but pay-TV providers are increasingly trying to offer services to get them as subscribers. So-called “skinny bundles,” slimmed down packages of sports, news or...
Date: 09.13.2016
Once you get home with your smartphone or tablet, chances are you connect to your Wi-Fi network to access the internet. Referred to as “home roaming,” this common practice helps make iOS and Android devices the most significant generator of traffic for fixed-access broadband services in North American homes. iPhones, Android devices...
Date: 09.09.2016
Background: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a revised plan for new rules about set-top boxes that would require video providers to offer free apps to subscribers that could replace current devices. The agency also wants to create a new FCC-overseen governmental body to police copyright licensing issues. The following statement is from...
Date: 09.09.2016
The average online adult in the U.S. has more than four connected gadgets. And for a third of adults, one of those devices is a smart, internet-connected TV, according to Forrester Research’s State of Consumers and Technology: Benchmark 2016 survey. Connected devices and consumer electronics, such as laptop PCs, smartphones, tablets and...
Date: 08.30.2016
Cord cutters are not the prime movers of the over-the-top video market. In fact, they make up only 13 percent of the streaming video universe, according to a new study by J.D. Power. Even video customers who have never subscribed to a cable or satellite TV service make up a mere 4 percent of “streamies” - consumers who watch movies...
Date: 08.29.2016
Mark the Rio Olympics as the games where streaming came into its own as a viable alternative to traditional TV coverage. In spite of the compelling gold medal performances by Americans Simone Biles, Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky, the average nightly audience of 27.5 million viewers was down 9 percent from the 30.3 million who watched the...

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