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Date: 09.13.2016
Once you get home with your smartphone or tablet, chances are you connect to your Wi-Fi network to access the internet. Referred to as “home roaming,” this common practice helps make iOS and Android devices the most significant generator of traffic for fixed-access broadband services in North American homes. iPhones, Android devices...
Date: 09.09.2016
The average online adult in the U.S. has more than four connected gadgets. And for a third of adults, one of those devices is a smart, internet-connected TV, according to Forrester Research’s State of Consumers and Technology: Benchmark 2016 survey. Connected devices and consumer electronics, such as laptop PCs, smartphones, tablets and...
Date: 08.12.2016
Internet of Things (IoT) devices have only begun gaining in popularity over the past few years, but they’re already helping consumers, businesses and government to better communicate, record or analyze data. According to a report by Business Intelligence, there will be 34 billion internet-connected devices by 2020, of which 24 million are...
Date: 08.02.2016
Streaming music is becoming increasingly popular as the digital music industry grows quickly. A study from Park Associates states that 66% of U.S. households with broadband service use streaming music and 26% of those individuals subscribe to a paid audio streaming service. Surprisingly, according to Park Associates, the top spot goes to Amazon...
Date: 06.16.2016
Since the introduction of digital technologies into daily life, societies around the world have sought ways to improve quality of life, increase social progress and hasten wealth creation. Now, a new economic index tool to measure this progress has been introduced.   Telefónica, working with London’s Imperial College...
Date: 06.03.2016
In this modern day, it’s hard to believe that there are still some Americans who do not own a digital device. While the vast majority of adults own at least one of the following: a smartphone, a desktop or laptop or a tablet, about 16 percent of American adults do not own a device that can connect to the internet, according to a Pew Research...
Date: 04.19.2016
Recent news that Verizon will invest $300 million to deploy its fiber-optic FiOS network to a series of neighborhoods across Boston over the next six years adds new heft to the city’s tech options. Verizon said the advanced fiber-optic technology it will roll out will provide greater economic opportunity to unleash the Internet of Things (...
Date: 04.14.2016
With the advent of film, radio, television and the internet, public figures have heralded the transformative impact of each technology on American education. This point is underscored in the Pew Research Center study, “Lifelong Learning and Technology.” While Pew primarily looks at Americans’ use of the internet and mainstream...
Date: 04.01.2016
The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) is pleased to submit these comments in response to the Notice of Inquiry (Notice) issued by the U.S. Copyright Office (Copyright Office) regarding the impact and effectiveness of the safe harbor provisions contained in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The safe harbor provisions under...
Date: 03.29.2016
Through the ConnectALL Initiative, President Obama recently pledged to connect 20 million more Americans to broadband by 2020. As this effort seeks to broaden adoption among audiences who have historically lagged behind, new data from the National Telecommunications and Information Association (NTIA) indicates that key demographics have made...

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