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USTelecom Media 10.31.2014
The advent of apps, GPS and so many useful Internet-based technologies today help guide and provide information across many facets of Americans’ daily lives. This Halloween, as trick-or-treaters take to the streets, holiday safety is key — and tools provided by the nation’s telecommunications providers are making a difference....
Anne Veigle 10.30.2014
The investment community is carefully watching the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as it nears a decision on net neutrality rules, according to Anna-Maria Kovacs, visiting scholar with the Georgetown University Center for Business and Public Policy. While no one is predicting imminent doom, analysts are concerned that if the commission...
USTelecom Media 10.30.2014
Americans are increasingly tethered to technology. A recent poll finds that 60 percent of connected consumers seldom unplug from their devices. This hyper-connectivity often carries over to work, consuming time both inside the office and out. How can consumers harness the benefits of technology and achieve a better work-life balance? This Wall...
USTelecom Media 10.28.2014
Tariffs and taxes on information technologies have a chilling effect on adoption and economic growth according to findings included in a recent report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF). The ITIF assessment, which examined the policies of 125 nations, indicates that slower productivity correspond with higher tariffs...
USTelecom Media 10.27.2014
The nation’s broadband universe continues to expand and yield greater innovation as consumers increasingly take advantage of the benefits and hyper-connectivity offered through the Internet of Things (IoT). Leading the way in this technological evolution are the nation’s telecommunications providers, who are playing an important role...
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app, health care, technology
10.23.2014
As Ebola cases in Africa rise and the U.S. mounts its response, technology holds great promise to track, prevent and manage this deadly virus as well as other pandemics. One way the industry can make a substantive difference and lead the way in this effort is through the development of targeted technology solutions. According to this opinion piece...
Patrick Brogan 10.22.2014
A new USTelecom analysis of the latest Internet Protocol (IP) traffic data from the annual Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) shows that U.S. demand for bandwidth has continued its rapid pace of growth and will continue to grow quickly in the coming years. Traffic has grown by a factor of five over the last five years and will grow two-and-a-half...
USTelecom Media 10.21.2014
As an increasing number of companies compete to capture a piece of the mobile payment marketplace, American consumers are expected to embrace "proximity payment" technology in growing numbers. This year alone, mobile payments are expected to more than double from $1.59 billion in 2013 to $3.50 billion by the end of 2014 according to...
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broadband adoption
10.17.2014
Digital engagement is playing an increasingly important role in reaching voters and driving campaign victories as evidenced in recent U.S. presidential and midterm elections. As a result, Democrats and Republicans are seeking to provide a strong digital toolbox to micro-target voters for maximum effect. According to POLITICO, more limited budgets...
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health care
10.16.2014
Rising numbers of consumers — 72 percent — are utilizing search engines to seek health information according to a recent Pew Internet survey. And, as this Washington Post article notes, Google is looking to tap into this trend with a new offering that would give those engaged in these online searches an opportunity to talk with a...