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Posted in: broadband service providers, consumers, data storage, digital, Internet, wireless
Date: 01.12.2017
Android smartphone customers are relying on WiFi to carefully ration the gigabytes available on their cell phone data plans. The Nielsen Mobile Performance Panel for August 2016 found that more than three times as much data consumed on Android mobile phones in the U.S. is delivered through Wi-Fi networks as opposed to cellular. Relying on WiFi...
Posted in: Administration , broadband benefits, broadband deployment, broadband investment, infrastructure, legislation
Date: 01.11.2017
America’s broadband networks are no longer merely the vital link binding our businesses, communities and families, they also have become the indispensable welding tool required to safeguard, optimize and future-proof our nation’s infrastructure, wrote USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter in a new op-ed published by Morning...
Posted in: broadband benefits, broadband service providers, fiber, infrastructure, video, wireless
Date: 01.05.2017
Eyeing the future, telecom giants are working on hotly competitive roadmaps to bring 5G wireless services to American consumers. 5G promises to dramatically speed up mobile broadband; it could make wireless competitive to cable and fiber for video and web access. It would also enable connected cars and dramatically enhance the internet of...
Posted in: broadband service providers, consumers, FCC, FTC, Internet regulation, privacy
Date: 01.03.2017
Today, USTelecom formally asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reconsider privacy rules on internet service providers narrowly adopted in November by a divided commission. USTelecom believes the rules establish a confusing and conflicting regime over one segment of the internet ecosystem. The petition asks the...
Posted in: consumers, digital, entertainment, Internet of Things, smart tech, technology
Date: 12.30.2016
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is an annual bellwether for consumer trends and broadband-enabled technology. Each year, the hot trends for gadgets, gizmos and consumer tech are forecasted that will be highlighted at the show. Here’s this year’s list, courtesy of CTA’s chief economist Shawn DuBravac. Voice...
Posted in: consumers, entertainment, Internet of Things, reports and studies, smart tech
Date: 12.16.2016
This year when Santa pays a midnight visit to American homes, his bag could be stuffed with plenty of Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets. Trade publication TWICE recently surveyed tech-savvy shoppers at various consumer electronic stores and found that 27 percent expect to buy smart lighting in the next year. Smart thermostats are on the shopping...
Posted in: broadband access, broadband service providers, consumers, FCC, fiber, Internet
Date: 12.14.2016
Good news for broadband users: online speeds for the average consumer are increasing at a rapid pace and the actual speeds delivered by broadband providers meet or exceed the advertised rate. Those are the key conclusions of the sixth “Measuring Broadband America: Fixed Broadband Report” released by the FCC at the beginning of the...
Posted in: consumers, cybersecurity, Dept of Commerce, Internet, Internet regulation, USTelecom events
Date: 12.08.2016
Multi-sector industry-government engagement is vital if the nation is to stay ahead of the prolific growth and creativity of global cyber threats, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said at a recent USTelecom National Cybersecurity Policy Forum. Pritzker talked up a report that was months in the works commissioned by the President’s...
Posted in: broadband benefits, consumers, digital, e-commerce, Internet, online traffic
Date: 12.02.2016
American consumers flocked to the internet on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, breaking historic records for online sales on the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. While analysts expected record-breaking online sales over the Thanksgiving weekend, no one predicted that Black Friday would almost surpass Cyber Monday as the largest...
Posted in: broadband access, Connect America Fund, consumers, FCC, Internet, Lifeline Program, universal service
Date: 11.30.2016
Earlier this spring, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an order that modified the Lifeline program by allowing low-income Americans to have subsidized broadband service, while also implementing various administrative reforms. USTelecom President Walter McCormick praised the move modernizing the Lifeline program, saying that it...