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Posted in: broadband investment, business broadband, Business Data Services, competition, FCC
Date: 09.16.2016
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is on the brink of deciding whether – and how – to regulate prices in the special access, or business data services (BDS), market. The commission took up this matter after years of complaints from competitors that incumbent providers’ prices for these services are just too high. ...
Posted in: app, broadband adoption, broadband benefits, broadband service providers, cable, consumers, digital, entertainment, Internet, set-top box, video
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...
Posted in: broadband adoption, broadband benefits, cable, consumers, digital, entertainment, Internet, technology, video
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...
Posted in: broadband benefits, consumers, digital, entertainment, legal and courts, technology
Date: 09.08.2016
For the past two years, two of the largest licensing clearinghouses, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) have been negotiating with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to gain more control over fees for their artists’ work that is shared with digital services. These organizations,...
Posted in: broadband deployment, broadband investment, business broadband, infrastructure
Date: 09.07.2016
The disruptive entry of cable operators is not fully captured in the FCC’s 2013 data collection. Since 2014, cable business service units have invested an estimated $6 billion in capital, while competitive fiber providers have invested an estimated $9 billion. Cable companies are enjoying the fruits of their substantial infrastructure...
Posted in: Internet, Internet regulation, legal and courts, open internet, Open Internet rules, privacy
Date: 09.02.2016
Internet providers, Silicon Valley companies, advertisers and even the FTC have all provided feedback to the Federal Communications Commission about why its proposed privacy rules are problematic. It would do little more than impose needless restrictions on broadband providers without actually increasing online users’ privacy. Harvard Law...
Posted in: broadband benefits, consumers, digital, entertainment, technology
Date: 09.01.2016
Digital music services like Spotify and Pandora may be favored by their listeners, yet for songwriters, singers and publishers, sharing their music with audio streaming services may not be such a sweet deal. Several music artists and songwriters believe that the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act does not allow for a fair share of profits...
Posted in: broadband benefits, cable, consumers, entertainment, reports and studies, video, video providers
Date: 08.30.2016
Cord cutters are not the prime movers of the over-the-top video market. In fact, they make up only 13 percent of the streaming video universe, according to a new study by J.D. Power. Even video customers who have never subscribed to a cable or satellite TV service make up a mere 4 percent of “streamies” - consumers who watch movies...
Posted in: broadband benefits, cable, consumers, digital, Internet, social media, video, video providers
Date: 08.29.2016
Mark the Rio Olympics as the games where streaming came into its own as a viable alternative to traditional TV coverage. In spite of the compelling gold medal performances by Americans Simone Biles, Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky, the average nightly audience of 27.5 million viewers was down 9 percent from the 30.3 million who watched the...
Posted in: app, consumers, Internet, online education, wireless
Date: 08.26.2016
Today, nearly four million apps are available via the Android, Apple, Amazon, Windows and Blackberry stores. In this sea of apps, finding the right tools to help manage, monitor and achieve a wide array of personal goals can be time consuming. Several news articles provide useful guides for the best apps to help you in your daily life. Here are a...