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As the Director of Digital Engagement, John spends his day online sharing the wide world of cable. If you’ve ever come across one of cable’s infographics, if you read NCTA’s blog “platform”, 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.
John Solit

@johnsolit

June 26, 2015


Broadband & Internet

Behind the Numbers: Where American Broadband Stands

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June 26, 2015

This week Akamai released their latest State of the Internet report with updated broadband speeds from across the world. The report revealed that three of the top five fastest regions worldwide are US states. Peak broadband speeds in the US increased 31 percent year-over-year to 53.3 Mbps. We highlight average peak connection speeds because Akamai contends it’s a better, more accurate measure of the Internet’s capacity than average connection speed. The map below shows where to…

John Solit

@johnsolit

June 24, 2015


Broadband & Internet

Today's Specials Include Incredible Television

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June 24, 2015

Today, you can watch premium TV with a cable package, through OTT services like Netflix and Hulu, or by buying single episodes and full season passes of your favorite shows on iTunes or Amazon. No matter how you watch it, it’s going to be great content. But if you’re looking for value, the way to go is…

John Solit

@johnsolit

June 18, 2015


Technology & Devices

What is 802.11ac and Why Do We Need to Protect Wi-Fi for It?

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June 18, 2015

It’s expected that by 2020, the world will have 50 billion Wi-Fi enabled devices. Everything from baby monitors and tablets to things we can’t even imagine today will be voraciously feeding off of the wireless broadband in our homes, cafes, and even in our public parks. It’s practically ubiquitous now, but the seemingly magical technology…

John Solit

@johnsolit

June 15, 2015


Industry News

Fierce Competition in the Video Marketplace

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June 15, 2015

Over the last two decades, we’ve gone from relatively few ways to get video at home to literally dozens of choices. See how much the marketplace has changed:

John Solit

@johnsolit

June 2, 2015


Technology & Devices

Anatomy of a Botnet

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June 2, 2015

The Washington Post’s recent series “Net of Insecurity” brings up the apparent, almost unavoidable reality of security risks on the Internet. While hackers, viruses, and scams are a near-inevitable byproduct of an open Internet, there are things your ISP is doing to prevent some of the most dangerous cyber attacks. Take a botnet for example. A…

John Solit

@johnsolit

May 29, 2015


Broadband & Internet

Future of Wi-Fi Predicted in Cisco Visual Networking Index

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May 29, 2015

Earlier this week, Cisco released their latest Visual Networking Index. It offers forecasts and data on everything from IP traffic to mobile growth drivers and perhaps most interesting to us, the latest Wi-Fi usage statistics. We’ve known for some time that Wi-Fi carries more data than any other Internet medium. According to Cisco, this trend will continue through the…

John Solit

@johnsolit

May 28, 2015


Industry News

Top 6 Slides From Mary Meeker's 2015 Internet Trends Report That Highlight the Future of Broadband and TV

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May 28, 2015

Earlier this week, former Wall Street analyst turned venture capital tech guru Mary Meeker presented KPCB’s annual (and highly influential) Internet Trends Report. It was 197 slides that could be best described as the unofficial temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate of the Internet economy. The scope of the deck was wide, covering everything from…