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Another Look at Cord-Cutting: How Big Is It?

May 29, 2009

Earlier this week, I examined the recent coverage of the “cord-cutting” phenomenon. What I wanted to do was look at two questions: Can you really replace your cable service with just online video? At the present time, is this really a widespread phenomenon? On Tuesday, when I addressed that first question, I came to the…

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Highlights from the NCTA Technical Papers

May 27, 2009

Leslie Ellis in her Multichannel News article, Translation Please: Best of NCTA Tech Papers, 2009*, reviewed three of the nineteen papers available in the 2009 NCTA Technical Papers.  The papers she reviewed are: The Challenges of Stopping Illegal Peer-to-Peer File Sharing by Kevin Bauer, Dirk Grunwald and Douglas Sickler from University of Colorado This paper…

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Another Look at Cord-Cutting: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

May 26, 2009

Online viewing of video is on the rise. This is a fact. But if you take the news coverage and blog posts about the “cord-cutting” phenomenon at face value, you would have the impression that this is a widespread phenomenon involving millions of consumers canceling their multichannel video subscriptions in favor of online distribution. I…

McSlarrow Defends Cable's Right to Experiment

May 20, 2009

Kyle McSlarrow, President & CEO of NCTA, recently sat down for a chat with Nate Anderson of Ars Technica. Anderson has written about that conversation today in a post entitled Cable: let us experiment with metered Internet. First up, they discuss the issue of caps & metering, which was in the news last month. McSlarrow…

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Cable Takes You to Los Angeles in 2010

May 4, 2009

The Cable Show will be in Los Angeles, California next year from May 11-13. See you all there for another exciting Show!

Verizon and Parlor Tricks

May 1, 2009

Earlier this week, Cablevision announced Optimum Online Ultra, a new high-speed Internet product that uses the DOCSIS 3.0 standard to deliver speeds up to 101 Mbps. This is very exciting news, especially when you connect this announcement to the cable operators who have deployed wideband service over the past year – Comcast, Charter and Cox…