Monthly Archives: June 2010

You Say You Want a Revolution

We return to the topic of “cord-cutting,” thanks to a few recent developments. Before we start, it’s worth noting that much of the cord-cutting coverage I see online seems to begin with frustration at prices (somehow never compared to the costs of other entertainment options) or by desired flexibility in purchasing options (they just want […]

Consumers Note Broadband Satisfaction

While the enormous growth and progress of U.S. broadband over the last decade continues to be under-appreciated by some in Washington, real consumers who use the service everyday continue to express their satisfaction with their service. The latest data comes via a report from Leichtman Research Group, finding that, “71% of US broadband Internet subscribers […]

FCC Begins Proceeding on Broadband Internet Access

Yesterday, the FCC voted 3-2 to approve a Notice of Inquiry to change the legal framework of Internet access by reclassifying it under Title II of the Communications Act. John Eggerton of Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable wrote an overview of the FCC meeting and the  day’s happenings. We issued a statement from NCTA […]

CableCares Raises $225,000 in Assistance for Los Angeles

For the past three years during The Cable Show, the industry has sponsored CableCares, a community service initiative in the show’s host city.  Since created in 2008, CableCares has raised almost $1.3 million in-kind donations, equipment and financial contributions for New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and now, Los Angeles. During The Cable Show 2010, more than […]

Introducing the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group

If there is any one common theme that has arisen from the years-long policy debate surrounding network neutrality, reasonable network management and preserving an open Internet experience – it’s that there is no simple solution and the entire Internet ecosystem must be engaged with a common purpose to continue providing consumers with a great Internet […]

Comcast’s Steve Burke at AllThingsD

If you follow the discussions on this blog, you would be well-advised to watch this excerpt of Kara Swisher’s interview with Comcast COO Steve Burke at the D8 Conference. (You can also read coverage on the conference blog and at Barron’s Tech Trader Daily blog.) Burke makes a good case for cable’s resilience in the […]

Cisco Flip Project 2010 – Sharing Your Cable Show Experience

Since you’ve probably noticed we’ve been posting a number of videos under a Cisco Flip Project 2010 header, I wanted to take this post to explain what this project is about. The Cisco Flip Project 2010 is a collaboration between The Cable Show and Cisco to bring you The Cable Show experience, from the exhibitor […]

Movies on Demand: It Makes A Lot Of Sense

[youtube=] This video on the partnership between MSOs and programmers brought us Movies on Demand was shown during The Cable Show 2010 General Session – Storytelling 3.0: Audiences, Creators, Content & Connection.  The video of the Storytelling 3.0  is available for streamed viewing.

Measuring the Speed of Value

On Tuesday, the FCC announced the results of a survey, showing that “four out of five home broadband users say they do not know the speed of their home internet connection.” This received a lot of coverage (see this Ars Technica post), but lost in all the hubbub were the findings on consumer satisfaction: 91% […]