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A Broadband Progress Report

April 26, 2011

Although perhaps not as certain as the beauty of the cherry blossoms or the excitement of Opening Day at Nationals Park, the debate over the FCC’s Section 706 Report is an annual rite of spring in Washington these days. In the Section 706 Report, Congress requires the Commission to “determine whether advanced telecommunications capability is…

The Cable Show

TV: What's Next? Are You What's Next?

April 25, 2011

[UPDATE:  The poll, "TV: What's Next?" is now closed. Thank you to everyone for following along.] We are polling The Cable Show community for The Next Big Thing by asking all of you, “TV: What’s Next?” Do you know what’s next for TV? Then share it with the world. And we’ll do our part to…

The Cable Show

A Walk In The Park

April 22, 2011

If you’ve been following developments for NCTA’s upcoming conference, The Cable Show (June 14-16 in Chicago), you might have read about a special venue we’re building out on the exhibit floor that will be called The Park. It’s an open-forum setting designed to put innovative ideas, products, and people in the spotlight. “Okay,” you ask,…

Spending Limited Broadband Resources Wisely

April 14, 2011

Yesterday, NCTA released a new economic analysis [see news release and full study] of a few broadband stimulus projects funded by Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS).  The study’s key finding: the program’s funding of duplicative broadband networks has resulted in an extremely high cost to reach a small number of unserved households and…