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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

April 10, 2015


Industry News

Gigasphere: The Technology Behind Gigabit Broadband

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April 10, 2015

Recently we announced “Gigasphere,” the new consumer-facing name representing DOCSIS 3.1 technology. DOCSIS 3.1 is the technology specifications developed by CableLabs that enables broadband speeds up to 10 gigabits per second, reduces network delays due to congestion, and improves cable modem energy efficiency. For something so impressive, it certainly deserves a better name than DOCSIS…

John Solit

@johnsolit

April 2, 2015


Industry News

Comcast Ups Cable’s Gigabit Parade

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April 2, 2015

Cable’s plan to deliver gigabit broadband speeds to residential customers has been in the formative stages for years as improved technology is making wide-scale deployment more possible. But even before the next generation software platform known as Gigasphere is market ready, several cable operators are pushing ahead with significant gigabit offerings. Last year Brighthouse announced…

John Solit

@johnsolit

March 27, 2015


Industry News

Behind The Numbers: How Fast is Your Internet?

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March 27, 2015

This week Akamai released their latest State of the Internet report with updated broadband speeds from across the world. The report revealed five of the top ten fastest regions worldwide were US states. The map below reveals where to find the country’s top Internet speeds. This chart proves just how competitive American broadband is on a world scale….

John Solit

@johnsolit

March 17, 2015


Cable Programming

Veep Star Louis-Dreyfus at SXSW: "Cable is the Wild West"

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March 17, 2015

“We try to do things that seem far fetched for Washington,” Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus said yesterday while on a SXSW panel discussing the show’s 4th season (debuting on April 12th on HBO), “but then three months later, it happens.” Louis-Dreyfus’ portrayal of the preposterous upwardly failing (spoiler alert) President Selena Gomez has put another…

John Solit

@johnsolit

January 23, 2015


Broadband & Internet

Behind the Numbers: 156,786,482

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January 23, 2015

An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a unique string of numbers labeling each web-connected device with name and location information. Every single digital device – printers, web-connected TVs, and anything else that connects to the Internet – gets an IP address. So it’s fair to say that the country with the most number of unique…

John Solit

@johnsolit

January 7, 2015


Industry News

My TV is Smart and It's Getting Smarter

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January 7, 2015

For years, the promise of smart TVs has been touted at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. We’ve been promised a future of TVs that can integrate programming across all platforms, and manage linear programming and web streaming services seamlessly. A TV that will both be able to access the Internet with ease and make watching…

John Solit

@johnsolit

December 19, 2014


Industry News

Behind the Numbers: 300,000

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December 19, 2014

We’ve spent a lot of time on this blog marking the progress of cable’s publically available Wi-Fi hotspots. (This past May we announced 250,000 hotspots had been deployed.) We’ve reminded that those hotspots, available to most cable customers, were being installed in hundreds of communities across the country. And we’ve revealed how they’re enabling a…