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November, 2016


Viewers will go over the top, if the price is right.

Consumers want their TV content anytime, anywhere on all their devices, but they aren’t willing to pay for the over-the-top (OTT) video experience unless the price is right. And “right” means less than what cable and satellite TV providers charge.


The 2016 election may go down as the first one that popularized social media sites as election news sources, especially for millennials.


USTelecom urges the Federal Communications Commission to reject demands to force a mandatory “wholesale” discount structure on the business data services (BDS) marketplace, a discount that only competing carriers and Commercial Mobile Radio Services (CMRS) providers would enjoy, according to a recent filing.


“If we can do our banking on the internet, why can’t we vote online?” is a common question posed by many voters, especially tech-savvy millennials.

Not so fast, say election officials and security experts.


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.


USTelecom strongly urges the Federal Communications Commission to reject policies that would encourage resale of business data services, rather than taking a forward-looking approach to encouraging competition and investment in an already-diverse marketplace.


The U.S. tech economy faces a critical shortage of talent and continues to fail to draw women to the ranks.

Nearly a half million new computing jobs were created in 2015, but only 40,000 new computer science graduates entered the workforce, according to Accenture, the global professional services company.  Women may account for 47 percent of the workforce, but they hold only 24 percent of the U.S. computing jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


TV spots for fitness trackers and smart watches promote hi-tech wearables as the go-to accessory for healthy millennials obsessed with exercise and fitness. It’s easy to miss how hi-tech wearables are also revolutionizing the health of seniors.

There are all kinds of internet-connected wearables emerging on the market. For seniors, they are becoming an ideal solution for monitoring vital signs, tracking symptoms and helping maintain a health regimen.


Cyber Monday, online retail’s alternative to Black Friday, is now as much a part of America’s holiday routine as annual post-Thanksgiving shopping mall frenzies. This year’s Monday after Thanksgiving is expected to again surpass the previous year as the top online shopping day.


Retailers, both online and in-store, are putting their deals where the money is this holiday season.