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.

The Real Cost of Amazing Television

When evaluating the value of a product or service, one common measurement is the amount of the purchase weighed against the time spent using the service. When it comes to cable’s video service, this metric is called price per viewing hour.  And at just 25 cents per hour, cable offers among the lowest cost-per-hour form of entertainment available. […]

The Internet of Things Isn’t a Buzzword

Today, technology that was once unimaginable is not only real, but it fits into our pockets. Devices like smartphones, tablets, and smart watches have made our ability to connect to the Internet and to each other incredibly easy. This is in large part due to growth in broadband networks and the near-ubiquity of Wi-Fi, but it’s also an […]

Pew Reveals Who Isn’t Online and Why

In a blog post last week, Pew Research Center reported on the results of a recent poll on Internet usage. The poll revealed that 15 percent of Americans do not use the Internet, down from 48 percent in 2000. A 2013 poll cited in the blog post offered insight into the most common reason people choose […]

The Future of Wi-Fi Depends on Unlicensed Spectrum

Today, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee is holding a hearing on wireless broadband and the future of spectrum policy. We expect the hearing to shed light on the incredible importance of unlicensed spectrum and how the future of gigabit Wi-Fi depends on good spectrum policy. Today, Wi-Fi is the most used broadband medium, handling more data than […]

Wi-Fi and Mobile TV: A RomCom with a Happy Ending?

It’s predicted that in less than two years, the average person will own five Wi-Fi enabled devices and that 86 percent of all in-home broadband usage will be via a Wi-Fi connection. Many of us already have many more than five devices and live in homes where 100 percent of broadband usage is dependent on […]

Broadband Investment is Making the Internet Infinite

Today’s House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on “Promoting Broadband Infrastructure Investment” is set to shed light on the incredible investment Internet providers have made in building our nationwide broadband network. Cable has put in over $230 billion into infrastructure since 1996 and it’s not just on maintenance and upkeep. That figure reflects the incredible advances we’ve made […]

Cable Dominates Emmy Nominations, HBO Tops List

The 67th Primetime Emmy nominations were announced today and cable programming sits atop the podium with over half of all nominations – 315 of the available 567. Leading the way for cable was (not surprisingly) HBO with 126 noms. The always competitive drama categories were lead by cable hits, taking a large share of the slots. Cable also has a good […]

The Internet of Things Is More Than Just Gadgets

Today, the Internet is primarily a network of computers. We use these computers when we need to communicate with each other, learn something new, or entertain ourselves. But one day the Internet will be more than that – it’ll be a network of things that talk to each other, with us, and with the world. We’ll be […]