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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: 08.25.2017
About 96 percent of Americans had at least one wired broadband option by mid-2016 and 84 percent had two options, according to a new analysis of Federal Communications Commission data by USTelecom and consultant Telcodata CensusNBM. In a new report, “U.S. Broadband Availability Mid 2016,” USTelecom Vice President of Industry...
Date: 04.25.2017
If America’s broadband internet services continue to be regulated by the federal government under a Title II regime, U.S. broadband investment per capita could decline toward much lower European levels over time. U.S. broadband investment could decline as much as  50% if it fell to European levels, a reduction in infrastructure...
Date: 03.10.2017
USTelecom – The Broadband Association (USTelecom) is pleased to offer these comments in response to the Notice published by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) in the Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 5, January 9, 2017, seeking input on the Computer and Internet Use Supplement (“Supplement...
Date: 03.07.2017
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, founder and chairman of e-commerce startup Joyus, has the toughest job in Silicon Valley. It isn’t her day job of marketing fashion, beauty and lifestyle products in a crowded online retail marketplace. Her real challenge is a campaign to convince the predominantly male leadership at tech startups and companies that...
Date: 02.23.2017
Data thefts are the stuff of lurid headlines and baleful identity protection ads. While they may not be as pervasive as death and taxes, data thefts have impacted the lives of nearly two-thirds of Americans, according to a new analysis by Pew Research. From fraudulent charges on a credit card to a hijacked online social media account, 64 percent...
Date: 12.16.2016
This year when Santa pays a midnight visit to American homes, his bag could be stuffed with plenty of Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets. Trade publication TWICE recently surveyed tech-savvy shoppers at various consumer electronic stores and found that 27 percent expect to buy smart lighting in the next year. Smart thermostats are on the shopping...
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...
Date: 05.03.2016
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer ignited a fierce debate when she banned telecommuting from the company, citing the need for greater workplace collaboration to spark innovation. Some companies, like Best Buy, followed suit, terminating their work-from-home policy, while others remained favorable to employees’ working remotely. In the years since...

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