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Posted in: broadband investment, business broadband, infrastructure, technology
02.12.2016
As the business models of telecommunications companies shift with technological advances, an increasing array of providers are viewing their surplus real estate holdings as an asset to be leveraged to drive new areas of expansion, reports the Wall Street Journal.  Windstream is a prime example of a company seizing a sales opportunity to...
Posted in: broadband access, broadband adoption, broadband deployment, broadband investment, business broadband
02.11.2016
Competition in the business broadband marketplace has flourished over the last 20 years, fulfilling the goals of the 1996 Telecommunications Act. With competition rising and prices that business customers pay falling, there is no need for new or additional regulation, according to the third of three USTelecom white papers examining the business...
Posted in: business broadband
02.11.2016
One of the great success stories of the 1996 Telecommunications Act is the booming growth in business broadband services, an integral element of the nation’s economic competitiveness. The enormous competition that flowed from the policies Congress adopted are explored in the second of three USTelecom white papers examining the business...
Posted in: broadband access, broadband adoption, broadband deployment, broadband investment, business broadband
02.11.2016
Since the Internet was first commercialized during the Clinton Administration, bipartisan policies have helped promote private sector investment in residential broadband service. There also has been massive investment to deliver broadband to U.S. businesses of all sizes, which has been integral to the success of the overall Internet economy. These...
Posted in: broadband service providers, business broadband, Internet regulation, legal and courts, legislation
02.10.2016
Online users that repeatedly steal copyrighted material could cause their Internet service providers to bear the brunt of their illegal activity, based on a recent lawsuit resulting in a $25 million fine. The case, profiled in this Holland & Knight LLP analysis, reviewed the BMG Rights Management lawsuit, which sought to hold Cox...
Posted in: House, regulatory reform, Senate
02.09.2016
The 1996 Telecom Act was ahead of its time but 20 years later it needs to be updated refresh, Walter McCormick said in a post in The Hill’s Congress Blog celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first significant overhaul of the nation’s telecommunications laws.  “Having achieved its core market-opening goals and achieved...
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...