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Posted in: broadband access, broadband deployment, broadband service providers, Internet
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s ViaSat – the newest provider offering broadband connectivity. The company has been building broadband-providing satellites since 2016, and successfully launched its ViaSat-2 satellite into orbit last week. Built by Boeing Commercial Satellite Systems, the company’s ViaSat-2 will be able to...
Posted in: broadband access, broadband adoption, broadband service providers, infrastructure, network transformation, wireless
Mobile broadband subscriptions continue to mushroom thanks to robust broadband networks. Check out these stats: In 2016, the U.S boasted 370 million mobile broadband subscribers - a number that is expected to grow to 425 million by 2022. Globally, the number of broadband subscribers, doubled from 1.8 billion subscribers to 3.6...
Posted in: broadband service providers, FCC, Internet regulation, privacy
USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter was a featured speaker at a recent event in Washington, “The Cost of the Online World: Does Free Really Mean Free” which focused on what “free” actually means on the internet and how the current system of ad-supported businesses offering free services raise privacy and other concerns for...
Posted in: broadband deployment, broadband service providers, FCC, infrastructure, pole attachments, Tech Transition
USTelecom recently filed comments in a Federal Communications Commission proceeding focused on how to accelerate the deployment of wireline broadband infrastructure by removing barriers to investment. Overall, USTelecom supports many of the FCC’s tentative conclusions in the proposed rulemaking and believes it should move quickly to update...
Posted in: broadband benefits, broadband service providers, consumers, infrastructure, Internet, smart tech, video, video providers
American consumers are now using their home broadband connection for more than just browsing the internet, e-commerce and social networking. More than 70 percent of all fixed-access broadband usage during peak evening hours is credited to streaming audio and video, according to Sandvine’s 2016 Global Internet Phenomena Report. Just five...
Posted in: broadband investment, broadband service providers, FCC, infrastructure, Internet
A new report from Cisco projects that global and U.S. Internet Protocol (IP) traffic will grow at double-digit rates over the next five years. Global traffic will nearly triple while U.S. traffic will grow two-and-a-half times, according to Cisco’s latest Visual Networking Index (VNI). Increased internet adoption, faster broadband, next...
Posted in: broadband service providers, rural America
Recently, more than 100 representatives of Alaskan telecom providers met at Harrigan Centennial Hall of Sitka, Alaska, population 9,061. This brand new conference center on the banks of Crescent Harbor is both the center for town activities as well as the departure for cruise ship passengers. Getting to Sitka isn’t easy. While most...
Posted in: cable, consumers, infrastructure, rural America, Tech Transition, USTelecom events, USTelecom news
This year marks an important milestone in USTelecom history as we note the 120th anniversary of the association’s founding by a group of entrepreneurs who connected Americans across the country using little but thin wires. Our association has continued to evolve with changing times, convening telecom companies of all sizes and distinguishing...
Posted in: broadband benefits, broadband deployment, broadband service providers, fiber, infrastructure
As customers turn to smartphones to replace landline service, broadband service providers are seeing a demand for larger data packages that can provide enough connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and streaming video. Fixed networks are the backbone to all internet-supported devices, but old copper wire networks now connect less than...
Posted in: broadband benefits, consumers, digital, e-commerce, Internet, social media
Last year, an estimated 1.6 billion people worldwide purchased goods online, while 72 percent of Americans have at some point used a shared or on-demand service. That’s thanks to the so-called “platform economy,” which connects consumers and producers online. Online businesses are growing faster than brick-and-mortar...