Posts By John Solit

As the Senior Director of Digital Strategy, John spends his day online sharing the wide world of cable. If you’ve ever come across one of NCTA's infographics, blogs, or if you follow any of NCTA’s social media accounts, then you’ve seen John at work. He’s the guy making sure cable’s message is digital, accessible, and shareable. When he’s not at work, John can be found riding his bike or delicately arranging the stones, sticks, and plants in his aquarium. He finds both very relaxing.

Good Wi-Fi Makes Happy Internet Users

The latest Morning Consult survey shows that 84 percent of respondents use Wi-Fi when connecting to the internet at home. It seems sort of obvious. How else would the dozens of web devices we’ve all come to rely on connect to the internet? Everything from tablets to smart dog dishes rely on Wi-Fi to stay […]

Understanding the Dyn DDoS Attack

Traffic jams are caused when too many cars all try to go to the same place at the same time. The roads are overwhelmed, traffic comes to a standstill, and no one gets to their destination on time. A distributed denial of service (DDoS) cyberattack like the one that made headlines by staggering the internet […]

Why Isn’t Everyone Online?

55 percent of non-internet users say the reason is they do not have any need for it or have no interest in it It’s hard to imagine a time before the internet. Before we had near-instant access to limitless information, streaming entertainment, and the ability to connect to people across the globe. Over the last […]

Another Dominant Night as Premium TV Takes Big Emmy Wins

They’ve done it again! Premium TV creators dominated the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, taking home an impressive 73 Emmys, including both Creative Arts and Telecast Emmys. HBO and FX Networks were the big winners with 22 and 18 Emmys, respectively. All told, pay TV creators took 61 percent of all Emmys and 60 percent […]

How Satisfied are Americans with Their Home Internet?

A new survey on home internet provider satisfaction reveals the vast majority of Americans are satisfied with the quality, price, speed, and reliability of their wireline broadband. The internet entertains, informs, and connects. It builds businesses, it improves healthcare, and it drives creativity. In other words, it’s a very busy platform and it has grown […]

The Data is in and U.S. Internet Continues to Get Faster

For the first time, US broadband download speeds are averaging over 50 Mbps. Ookla, the world-trusted independent source for broadband speed data, released a report earlier this month revealing a huge fixed broadband speed jump. This represents more than a 40 percent increase from this time last year. The three fastest ISPs, as evaluated by […]

Emmy Noms Day Another Big One for Cable Programs

The 68th Primetime Emmy nominations were just announced and cable programming is once again sitting pretty, taking over half (41 out of 72) of the nominations in the top 12 categories. The always competitive drama categories were again lead by cable hits, taking five of the seven noms for Best Drama. Cable also has a good number of nods in the […]

HTML5: Just Another Technology We Never Notice

The best innovations are the ones we immediately take for granted. Things like Wi-Fi and HD are incredible the first time we experience them and once we realize they work really well, they fade into the background. A great streaming video app is like this, too; astounding one second, to-be-expected the next. But the reality […]

Set-Top Box Energy Efficiency Agreement Named ‘Project of the Year’

In 2012, NCTA, along with the Consumer Technology Association, the pay-TV industry, energy efficiency advocates, and device manufacturers created a voluntary agreement to drastically improve the energy efficiency of set-top boxes. Four years later and we can say with confidence that it’s been an enormous success. To date, the agreement has delivered Americans more than […]