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Posted in: broadband benefits, consumers, digital, e-commerce, Internet, online traffic
Date: 12.02.2016
American consumers flocked to the internet on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, breaking historic records for online sales on the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. While analysts expected record-breaking online sales over the Thanksgiving weekend, no one predicted that Black Friday would almost surpass Cyber Monday as the largest...
Posted in: broadband access, Connect America Fund, consumers, FCC, Internet, Lifeline Program, universal service
Date: 11.30.2016
Earlier this spring, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an order that modified the Lifeline program by allowing low-income Americans to have subsidized broadband service, while also implementing various administrative reforms. USTelecom President Walter McCormick praised the move modernizing the Lifeline program, saying that it...
Posted in: consumers, digital, e-commerce, Internet, Internet of Things, smart tech
Date: 11.28.2016
Retailers, both online and in-store, are putting their deals where the money is this holiday season. Amazon, the leading Cyber Monday online retailer, is offering Black Friday type deals as often as every five minutes from November 16 through December 22. Walmart, is claiming that it “will win the season on price” – on Black...
Posted in: broadband access, broadband benefits, consumers, digital, e-commerce, Internet
Date: 11.21.2016
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. Online sales on November 28 will reach $3.4...
Posted in: consumers, health care, Internet of Things, smart tech, technology
Date: 11.17.2016
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...
Posted in: education, industry news, Internet, technology
Date: 11.15.2016
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...
Posted in: BDS, broadband investment, business broadband, Business Data Services, competition, FCC
Date: 11.10.2016
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. “Backward-looking regulations that encourage resale by making it cheaper will only...
Posted in: broadband access, broadband adoption, broadband service providers, consumers, Internet, rural America
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,...
Posted in: consumers, cybersecurity, elections, Internet
Date: 11.08.2016
“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. “Many of the best computer security specialists and cryptographers in the world have studied how to do...
Posted in: BDS, business broadband, Business Data Services, FCC
Date: 11.04.2016
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. Mandating a special...