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Patrick Brogan

Date: 08.29.2017
While broadband is widely deployed across the United States, availability continues to lag in rural areas compared to urban and suburban areas, according to the most current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband deployment data. As of mid-2016, 86 percent of rural households had access to wired broadband at any speed compared to 99...
Date: 08.28.2017
More Americans have choices between broadband service providers at faster speeds than four years ago, according to a new USTelecom / CensusNBM analysis of the most current Federal Communications Commission broadband deployment data. Nearly half of U.S. households now have access to download speeds of 25 Mbps from two or more wired broadband...
Date: 06.09.2017
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...
Date: 05.05.2017
USTelecom’s seventh annual report on broadband investment numbers will be finalized soon, but our initial analysis strongly suggests that investment in 2016 continued to trend downward following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) adoption of the 2015 Open Internet Order. Data compiled from internet service...
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Date: 02.13.2017
Global mobile internet traffic is expected to grow seven times from 2016 to 2021, and U.S. mobile traffic will grow five times, according to a new mobile traffic forecast released by the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI). Mobile traffic growth reflects exciting innovations in areas such as mobile devices, mobile online video, the Internet of...
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: 04.28.2016
Competition to serve businesses that need specialized connections for data and the Internet–what the FCC calls Business Data Services (BDS) - is strong pretty much everywhere those businesses choose to locate. A variety of companies have been competing for these customers for decades and relatively new entrants like cable companies have...
Date: 04.20.2016
Claims by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) that expanded special access regulation will somehow boost the U.S. economy by $150 billion over five years are exaggerated and are based on faulty analysis, according to an economic critique by Phoenix Center Chief Economist George Ford.  Ford highlights several flaws in the CFA analysis...
Date: 04.08.2016
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has at last lifted the curtain on certain aggregated data filed in its “special access” proceeding, which is examining the state of competition in business broadband and the effectiveness of the FCC’s current special access regulations. As expected, the data reveal there has been...
Date: 03.11.2016
To justify favors from the Federal Communications Commission, a segment of the business broadband industry is distorting the economic realities of the marketplace. The latest example comes from Level 3, a multibillion dollar international telecom company. In a recent blog, Level 3 implores the FCC to regulate the terms and prices of business...

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