Posts By NCTA

The State of Online Gaming in 2017

Earlier this year, we took a look at the state of America’s internet connectivity and speeds, premium television, and TV Everywhere to measure progress in our communications and entertainment marketplaces.  This week, in the latest status check of our series, we examine the state of online gaming and its steady surge in popularity in U.S. […]

The Near Future is Just Around the Corner

Business in Washington often revolves around the here and now. We focus on the daily news cycle, this week’s hearings, next month’s regulatory proceedings or the ongoing variety of public events dissecting policy minutiae. While all of this is essential, at NCTA we also know how important it is to step out of this mold […]

Wi-Fi Report Predicts Spectrum Shortfall in Under 10 Years

A new report for Wi-Fi Alliance issued by Quotient Associates predicts that by the year 2025, the United States will require significantly more unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum in order to support expected peak Wi-Fi usage. The report also indicates that this coming Wi-Fi crunch could be even more substantial if new, novel internet applications enter the […]

How TV Creators are Celebrating Women’s History Month

The start of March marks the beginning of Women’s History Month, and television creators are proudly showcasing specials, shows, segments and content that not only spotlight women’s achievements, but that also spur discussions on advancing gender equality. As the month unravels, we’ll check back again to highlight unique projects that pay tribute to women, and […]

A Blueprint for Internet Infrastructure Success

In Washington, a new year has brought a renewed focus on ways to invest in America’s infrastructure, including broadband networks. While we are familiar with congested highways and crumbling bridges, our nation’s broadband infrastructure tells a different story. Since 1996 the cable industry has invested over $250 billion in capital infrastructure resulting in faster and […]

What Will Internet Video Usage be In 2020?

We’ve written quite a bit about how the internet will continue to expand immensely over the next several years. New and improved platforms for virtual reality, augmented reality, 4K TV and gaming are all in the works. So it’s no surprise then that internet video will dominate digital spaces and become the primary medium that serves our […]

Asking the Right Questions About the Internet

Albert Einstein said, “the more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.” It’s true about physics – it’s also true about how the internet works. But unlike the mysteries of the universe, the internet is a finite network. The tools that make it run, while exceedingly complex and ever-changing, are well […]

What Cisco’s VNI Says About Connectivity in the Year 2021

The latest data from the 11th annual Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2016 to 2021) came out this month, and it’s safe to say that the projections all point to a surge in the Internet of Things, connectivity enhancements and internet speed improvements. As people around the world continue to […]