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100,000 Cable Wi-Fi Hotspots Make the Internet an "Everywhere Experience"


January 31, 2013

As Cox Communications joins Cablevision, Comcast and Time Warner Cable in offering its customers free Wi-Fi Hotspots (Cox just announcing 769 new Hotspots in Northern Virginia), it occurs to us that cable has officially provided well over 100,000 Wi-Fi locations nationwide. With these outside-the-home locations, cable customers can freely access high-speed Internet on smartphones, tablets,…


Congratulations SAG Awards Winners!


January 28, 2013

The 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held last night and continuing their pattern of resounding success at the Golden Globes and the Emmy’s, cable shows took over half of the TV awards given. Notably, HBO had a strong performance with Julianne Moore winning for “Game Change” and “Game of Thrones” winning best performance…

100,000 Families Helped So Far!

January 25, 2013

Today’s #broaddata comes from Connect2Compete. Knowing how important the Internet is to finding a job, starting a business, and getting an education, Connect2Compete and Cable are finding ways to bring access to families that wouldn’t ordinarily be able to get broadband. So we bring you an infographic sharing some interesting statistics on broadband usage and…

State of the Net Panel on Broadband Reveals Common Interests


January 22, 2013

The growth of business and broadband was the featured topic during the panel, “Big Broadband: What Happens when the Psychology of Abundance Confronts Both the Economics of Deployment and the Rules of Regulators” at today’s 9th Annual State of the Net Conference in Washington, DC. Being discussed was what each of the myriad organizations, companies,…

Let’s Avoid Wrong Turns on Universal Service

January 18, 2013

NCTA has been a strong supporter of the major universal service reforms adopted by the FCC in November 2011.  Reforming the universal service regime was an incredibly complex and difficult challenge and the Commission deserves great credit for establishing a long-term path to a modern program that supports broadband only where necessary and that relies…

NCTA Reporting from State of the Net

January 18, 2013

 State of the Net, the largest information and technology policy conference in the US, starts this upcoming Tuesday, January 22nd. The 2-day event is host to hundreds of Congressional staffers and lawmakers discussing key issues surrounding both the Internet and the business, policy, and security of broadband. NCTA staff will be in attendance including James…

Way to Go North America!

January 18, 2013

Some interesting 2012 Internet usage statistics have been moving around the blogosphere this week. One that stood out was that North America has the highest Internet penetration of any region in the world. 78.6% have access. Kudos to us! So what are you going to do to use all this Internet? Start a business? How…