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Mary Schultz 12.19.2014
The prospect of new regulation on broadband Internet service providers is raising concern among groups representing low-income communities who are worried about cost increases and postponed investment. Last month, in commentary appearing in The Hill by Jamal Simmons, co-chair of the Internet Innovation Alliance, and Rosa Mendoza, executive...
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Big Data, technology
12.19.2014
Detecting fraud can be difficult, especially if it involves culling through numerous documents and materials. Big data, on the other hand, can more cohesively gather information from an array of sources to identify potential fraudulent activity without the burden of disparate paperwork. With this in mind, numerous organizations, including the...
USTelecom Media 12.18.2014
Technology is transforming traditional business models and bringing unprecedented innovation to digital consumers. To take advantage of the multiple changes underway as today’s communications systems transition to Internet Protocol (IP)- based networks, eWeek reports that telecom providers such as AT&T and Verizon are providing a variety...
USTelecom Media 12.17.2014
Since its inception, the Internet has proven to be a critical modern infrastructure, driving economic growth and unleashing connected health, education and other opportunities both in the U.S. and around the world. The recently released annual report from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Measuring the Information Society 2014,...
Mary Schultz 12.17.2014
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently adopted new rules for the second phase of the Connect America Fund (CAF) program, designed to increase broadband service options for Americans living in high-cost rural areas. The FCC began the transition to connect unserved rural Americans to broadband when it reformed and modernized the...
USTelecom Media 12.11.2014
Broadband has fundamentally transformed the way in which consumers view content online. From streaming video services such as Netflix, Hulu and YouTube, to the use of smartphones, tablets, game consoles and smart TVs, consumers have more choices than ever before across a wide range of digital platforms. Data from Nielsen’s recent Total...
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app, consumers, technology
12.10.2014
One example of the disruptive and transformative impact of the Internet on a number of industries can be seen in the way music is consumed and distributed. According to a recent New York Times article, the free music downloading service Napster, which was ultimately shut down for illegal use of copyrighted material, gave rise to the “culture...
USTelecom Media 12.09.2014
Many Americans today are tethered to their devices, checking information, news and updates as they unfold in real-time via the Internet. In fact, according to a Pew Research Internet Project survey released this week, a majority of Americans — 72 percent — report that they like having a vast array of information at their fingertips....
USTelecom Media 12.04.2014
As 2014 comes to a close, research firms are sharing their top technology predictions for 2015 — many of which are tied to the ongoing growth and evolution of Internet-connected devices and technologies. Here are key technology projections for the coming year and beyond from IDC and Gartner: New Technologies Will Drive Growth. According...
USTelecom Media 12.03.2014
December giving is about more than gifts as this week’s #GivingTuesday highlighted. This year’s third annual #GivingTuesday marks a global day dedicated to giving back that has engaged 10,000 organizations worldwide and raised substantial funds for participating organizations. While it’s difficult to measure the full impact of #...