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 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 […]

Internet Trends Report Shows Streaming Dominates Internet Traffic

Sandvine, a provider of broadband network solutions, just released its latest Global Internet Phenomena Report. Unsurprisingly, Internet usage and access is on the rise. Overall, streaming audio and video account for a whopping 71 percent of all downstream evening traffic in North America. Sandvine suggests this will reach 80 percent by 2020. What accounts for […]

Top Five Moments at #INTX2016 + VIDEO

With INTX 2016 now in the books, we can sit back and reflect on some of the exiting, surprising, even profound moments that took place this year in Boston. To help put it all in perspective, we’ve pulled our five favorite moments from the show. These are the snapshots that best embody both the spirit of […]

An Interface by Any Other Name…

Over the last ten years there has been an explosion in devices, apps, and content marketplaces, all champing at the bit to deliver ever-improving TV experiences. This revolution has birthed the terms cord-cutter, cord-shaver, and cord never. It’s disrupted the way content is traditionally distributed and completely redesigned the interfaces we use to watch TV. […]

Calling All Entertainment and Technology Rising Stars, We Need YOU!

The roles of technology, entertainment, innovation, and influence are changing every day. INTX, the Internet and Television Expo, is the hub of that change and come May 16th in Boston, INTX will serve as the platform for the most exciting new ideas in these spaces. But we can’t do it alone. And we certainly can’t […]