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Anne Veigle 08.29.2014
The success of public broadband is a mixed record, with numerous examples of failures — from St. Cloud, Fla. and Groton City, Conn., to Philadelphia and the Utah Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Agency (“UTOPIA”). With state taxpayers on the financial hook when a municipal broadband network goes under, it is entirely...
USTelecom Media 08.28.2014
Big data holds broad-ranging opportunities for many industries, helping analysts focus on important information that can translate to meaningful applications and discoveries. The health care field is a prime example of this potential where a number of big data-driven efforts are currently underway that could ultimately deliver an array of advances...
USTelecom Media 08.27.2014
Both the wireline services and telecom equipment markets are experiencing significant growth in the U.S. and abroad. Several factors are propelling this expansion — from increased consumer use of broadband and data-rich devices — to a wide area of applications and utilization within other industries. According to a new report from...
USTelecom Media 08.26.2014
Pushing the boundaries of what currently exists to develop new technologies requires vision and experimentation. To take advantage of the many exciting next generation innovations and provide inventors with the time and space to experiment with concepts, several telecom providers as well as other technology companies have created dedicated labs....
USTelecom Media 08.21.2014
According to information provided by the Pew Research Internet Project, 74 percent of online adults use social networking sites. Additional research from J.D. Power shows that 67 percent of consumers have visited a company’s social media site for servicing. And, a report published this month by Socialbakers found that brands netted a high...
USTelecom Media 08.20.2014
From smartphones to tablet computers to e-readers, American consumers have rapidly embraced mobile digital devices. These Internet-connected technologies not only enable people to work collaboratively and communicate in a variety of ways, but they also provide entertainment platforms and much more. With so many reasons to stay tuned in, how often...
USTelecom Media 08.19.2014
Schools will soon be back in session, but traditional back-to-school shopping is undergoing a fundamental shift. According to the seventh edition of the Deloitte “Back-to-School” survey, the rise of Internet-driven e-commerce and the increasing use of digital devices are changing the shopping habits of consumers, “diminishing the...
USTelecom Media 08.18.2014
Worldwide smartphone adoption is soaring, projected to grow 25 percent this year over 2013, according to eMarketer. Alongside this growth, the number of app downloads and the time consumers are spending on apps is rising. According to a Wall Street Journal report, as of this past June, consumers have downloaded 30 billion apps from the Apple App...
Patrick Brogan 08.15.2014
In comments filed at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and in an earlier blog, net neutrality proponent Free Press, is making a puzzling and questionable claim that broadband investment will not be harmed by reclassification to common carrier regulation under Title II of the Communications Act. In fact, Free Press makes the incorrect...
USTelecom Media 08.14.2014
This week, the news reported by The New York Times that the Aloft Hotel will soon be testing the robotic bellhop, ‘Botlr,’ is a prime example of how robots will participate in the U.S. job marketplace. A recent report from the Pew Research Internet Project, in partnership with Elon University, offers broad insight on this topic based...