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Posted in: consumers, reports and studies, technology
04.24.2015
At work and in consumers’ daily lives, email has become a ubiquitous form of communication. And, according to a new study from Yahoo Labs profiled in Popular Science, Americans’ email patterns are so predictable, a computer algorithm could anticipate them. The large-scale study, which focused on two million participants who sent...
Posted in: broadband benefits, consumers, environment, reports and studies
04.23.2015
A majority of broadband households — 85 percent — have taken measures to reduce their energy usage and costs in the past year, according to a Parks Associate study. In addition, workers who telecommute are also yielding positive returns for the environment.  A recent report released by FlexJobs that examined the flexible work...
Posted in: broadband investment, broadband service providers, consumers, FCC, Internet regulation, legal and courts, legislation, Open Internet rules, Order, regulatory reform, USTelecom appearance
04.22.2015
USTelecom President Walter McCormick urged Congress to pass legislation that would give the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) clear authority to adopt and enforce open Internet rules. In a speech to the Media Institute, McCormick said there is broad consensus that existing law does not provide the commission with this authority. There also...
04.20.2015
From mainstream social media services like Facebook and Twitter, to relative newcomers Snapchat and Instagram, online communication continues to shift, particularly among specific age groups, including adolescents, who are increasingly utilizing certain platforms and mobile apps for their online interactions. To further explore the current...
04.17.2015
USTelecom President Walter McCormick told C-SPAN Congress should give the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) clear authority to enact open Internet rules. Appearing with Public Knowledge Vice President Chris Lewis in a discussion of the FCC’s open Internet order, McCormick said the commission exceeded legal boundaries when it adopted...
04.16.2015
Prior to last week’s launch of the Apple Watch, there was no shortage of fanfare or media interest. Even though the smart watch commands the highest price tag in its category, and by some accounts, has a steep learning curve for consumers to overcome, it does not appear to be deterring early sales. As the The Washington Post reported, the...
04.15.2015
The results of recent U.S. department of Labor reports have been somewhat conflicting when it comes to employment statistics as The New York Times reports. While employment rates reflect only small overall gains, other figures indicate that February marked a 14-year high in job openings. This surge suggests hiring could be on the rise for some...
Posted in: FCC, legal and courts, legislation, net neutrality, Open Internet rules, Order, regulatory reform
04.13.2015
USTelecom filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) open Internet order on grounds that it is arbitrary and capricious, and violates federal law. “In challenging the legality of the FCC’s Open Internet order, USTelecom believes the FCC used the wrong...
Posted in: broadband deployment, broadband service providers, industry news, infrastructure, reports and studies, wireless
04.10.2015
Connecting commercial buildings and multi-tenant spaces to high-speed Internet via fiber is on the rise according to new research (link is external) from Vertical Systems Group. Statistics from this study show that the percentage of fiber-connected buildings reached more than 42 percent by the end of 2014, quadrupling since 2004. In Vertical...
Posted in: app, elections, reports and studies, social media, technology
04.08.2015
As the 2016 presidential race gains momentum, online engagement is expected to play a key role on the campaign trail. In announcing their candidacy, Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) relied on digital platforms to spread the news, utilizing both Twitter and Facebook to garner advance support according to CBS News. And, with the increase in...