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Posted in: broadband deployment, broadband investment, consumers, entertainment, social media
02.05.2016
Football fans will flock to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, and as eWeek predicts, data transmission at Silicon Valley’s high-tech Levi Stadium could break records. The audience, featuring a high rate of tech industry attendees, is expected to access apps like Periscope and Facebook, which use data-heavy features such as live-streaming. In...
Posted in: consumers, privacy, social media, technology
02.04.2016
Some Americans are willing to part with personal information or permit security camera surveillance if there is a perceived benefit, according to a new Pew Research Center report. But often people are unhappy about what happens to information once companies collect it, the report said. Pew’s study looked at six information sharing scenarios...
Posted in: broadband benefits, cable, consumers, Internet, video
02.02.2016
Video is making impressive gains across all digital devices, and recent research demonstrates how consumer behavior is shifting and embracing a multitude of screens. According to the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) Video Consumption Trends Report, non-traditional screens (i.e., computer, tablet, smartphone) are the preferred choice...
Posted in: broadband benefits, FCC, net neutrality, Open Internet rules
02.02.2016
Federal regulators should think carefully about attacking zero-rating plans, USTelecom President Walter McCormick said on C-SPAN’s Communicators program. The plans, which give consumers a cost break in exchange for sponsored ads, are facing a challenge from those who believe they violate net neutrality rules. Public interest should be the...
Posted in: consumers, Internet, technology
01.29.2016
As 2015 online holiday sales made clear, U.S. consumers are increasingly turning to the Internet to shop, as evidenced by the 20 percent jump in 2015 holiday revenue compared with 2014. Online shopping is not relegated to the holidays, however. Around the world, people are increasingly migrating to e-commerce, and participating in a new “...
Posted in: business broadband, special access
01.28.2016
Competitive business broadband facilities have emerged just as Congress envisioned in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, USTelecom said in a filing responding to a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proceeding examining 2013 data on the business broadband marketplace. Over the years, the FCC has carefully eased regulation of business...
Posted in: broadband investment, industry news, infrastructure
01.28.2016
In the midst of recent stock market turbulence, telecommunications and other utilities stocks led the resurgence of gains, the Los Angeles Times reports. The resilience of telecom stocks in a tumultuous investment climate – now and into the future -- was the focus of a recent forecast published in Seeking Alpha. “Telecommunications...
Posted in: Big Data, broadband service providers, technology
01.27.2016
Across the nation, leading telecommunications companies and technology innovators are teaming up to design the cities of the future. As Fortune reports, AT&T is undertaking substantial smart city initiatives, rolling out big data-backed innovations in Atlanta, Dallas and Chicago in partnership with Cisco, Ericsson, GE, IBM, and Qualcomm....
Posted in: consumers, digital, entertainment, Internet
01.22.2016
With today’s technologies and an increase in smartphone usage, access to music via streaming services is increasing in popularity. According to a recent USA Today report, Apple Music now has 10 million subscribers and Spotify has surpassed 20 million. A new Ovum analysis highlights the growth of companies offering streaming music services,...
Posted in: broadband deployment, consumers, FTTH, FTTX
01.20.2016
As a recent Telecompetitor article discusses, during the third quarter of 2015, the number of global fixed broadband subscribers experienced the second-highest rate of growth in six quarters. This is mainly attributed to subscriber growth in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The analysis from Point Topic demonstrates how the U.S. continues to make...