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Date: 06.12.2017
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...
Date: 03.23.2017
                                          For the first time, broadband has caught up with pay-TV services as a leading delivery channel for...
Date: 11.02.2016
Viewers will go over the top, if the price is right. Consumers want their TV content anytime, anywhere on all their devices, but they aren’t willing to pay for the over-the-top (OTT) video experience unless the price is right. And “right” means less than what cable and satellite TV providers charge. Although interest in OTT...
Date: 09.29.2016
On-demand video services like YouTube, Netflix and Hulu have been disrupting the TV viewing marketplace, making it easy for younger consumers to “cut the cord,” but pay-TV providers are increasingly trying to offer services to get them as subscribers. So-called “skinny bundles,” slimmed down packages of sports, news or...
Date: 09.09.2016
Background: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a revised plan for new rules about set-top boxes that would require video providers to offer free apps to subscribers that could replace current devices. The agency also wants to create a new FCC-overseen governmental body to police copyright licensing issues. The following statement is from...
Date: 06.10.2016
A House appropriations bill passed last week would ask the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to study the impact of its set-top box proposal on consumers and industry. The bill got a vote of confidence from two prominent House Democrats, Gene Green of Texas and Yvette Clarke, New York. “The FCC’s proposed rule has the potential...
Date: 05.13.2016
Verizon’s FiOS and AT&T’s U-Verse are making significant subscribership gains, according to a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report. Overall, telecom video services gained 1.4 million subscribers in 2014, while cable subscribership dipped slightly and direct broadcast satellite subscriptions remained about the same,...
Date: 01.26.2015
The United States Telecom Association (“USTelecom”) appreciates this opportunity to provide the Committee on Energy and Commerce (“the Committee”) with our views on updating the nation’s communications laws as they apply to the market for video content and distribution. The competitive and technological...
Date: 01.26.2015
USTelecom urges Congress to adopt a pro-consumer framework in drafting video reform legislation as part of the #CommActUpdate. Responding to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s white paper on video policy, USTelecom said a new statutory framework should reflect a video marketplace in which consumers continue to benefit from competition...

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