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USTelecom Media 03.04.2015
Video games are often viewed as entertainment, but several initiatives underway aspire to make them something more: an education tool capable of changing behaviors for the better. According to The Washington Post, gamification is being used to encourage consumers to moderate their energy consumption habits. In a recent study of 22 separate games,...
USTelecom Media 03.03.2015
As the world of connected devices rapidly expands, cyberthreats continue to be a significant concern. The latest tool in the multi-pronged approach to address this issue is big data technology, which is helping to identify and prevent cyberattacks. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, which...
Jon Banks 03.03.2015
Prior to voting to put in place a stringent new regulatory regime for the Internet, Chairman Wheeler began with some stirring words – this is not “a secret plan to regulate the Internet … This is no more a plan to regulate the Internet than the First Amendment is a plan to regulate free speech.” I’m a First Amendment...
Jon Banks 02.27.2015
In announcing the move to utility-style regulation for broadband providers, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn said Title II doesn’t need to lead to rate regulation. They pointed to the 700 small broadband providers in rural America that purportedly offer retail broadband Internet...
USTelecom Media 02.27.2015
Several recent reports forecast the substantial growth of the Internet-connected car market, highlighting the benefits of these in-vehicle technologies while also flagging potential security concerns. According to Transparency Market Research’s analysis profiled in Telecompetitor, the global connected car market is projected to reach $131.9...
USTelecom Media 02.26.2015
This February, American Heart Month and related CDC’s efforts are helping to raise awareness about cardiovascular health. In addition to apps that drive healthier habits, technologies, including remote monitoring, are making a difference, especially among seniors who are embracing these advances, according to a new survey. Conducted by iTOK...
USTelecom Media 02.24.2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming business results across many industries, yielding measurable opportunities and greater connectivity according to a recent report released by Verizon Enterprise in collaboration with ABI. And, with robust growth in IoT adoption expected in the years ahead, quadrupling by 2020, the report identifies three...
USTelecom Media 02.20.2015
An upcoming vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will determine whether Internet service providers will be reclassified as Title II common carriers to implement Chairman Tom Wheeler’s net neutrality proposal. As this contentious issue unfolds, a new survey released by the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) shows consumer...
Patrick Brogan 02.20.2015
The Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) Billion Dollar Club, a list of tech startups valued at a billion dollars or more, provides clear evidence of significant innovation and growth at the so-called edge of the network absent Title II regulation. This blossoming of technology start-ups has occurred at the same time as large publicly traded...
Karn Dhingra 02.18.2015
USTelecom argued that broadband service providers providing service to consumers do not have any more terminating or originating access monopoly power than broadband service providers that just provide service to businesses like Netflix, in an ex-parte filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today. The ex-parte was filed in response...