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Date: 11.10.2016
Older adults represent a large percentage of the Americans who have not yet adopted broadband. In a 2015 Statista Research and Analysis survey, 41 percent of adults, ages 65 years and over, said they do not use the internet at all. Many seniors are not using broadband internet for a number of reasons, including affordability, accessibility,...
Date: 10.31.2016
Some things are better together: peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (oops). Among American tech consumers, there is an emerging “better together” --  television and broadband. In 2015, 183 million American adults accessed the internet while watching TV and these viewers did so at least once in...
Date: 10.20.2016
Tech pundits are fond of predicting that new internet-based media options will supplant the old. All the cords will soon be cut. NBC will give way to Netflix. Gamers will all be watching ESPN on their PlayStations. Data shows that when Americans access news, information or entertainment, however, it’s not a zero-sum affair. In just two...
Date: 10.17.2016
USTelecom is again participating in Free Speech Week this year, where we celebrate the important role that free speech and a free press play in our democracy and society.  We have come a long way from the paper-and-ink pamphlets of the Founding Fathers and the street-corner oratory of our great-grandfathers. Broadband networks have become...
Date: 10.13.2016
While broadband internet adoption has been growing over the past two decades and the digital divide has been closing rapidly in recent years, there remains a group of non-adopters who may not be easily converted, according to NTIA's July 2015 Computer and Internet Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey. USTelecom enthusiastically...
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...

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