Posts By NCTA

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 […]

The Future of Super-Fast Internet

In its early days, the web was accessed in homes via a dial-up connection that topped out at 14.4 Kbps – enough speed to download the equivalent of one mp3 song to a single device in a little over an hour. Today, almost every home in America has access to internet speeds well over 100 […]

Wi-Fi and Cars: Sharing the Spectrum Highway

Wi-Fi is so much a part of our connected society that most people say a week without Wi-Fi would leave them grumpier than a week without coffee. More than 85 million American households have Wi-Fi access points. And the number of Wi-Fi devices is even higher—more than a billion are expected to be in the […]

The State of TV Everywhere in America in 2017

Over the last few weeks, we’ve done status checks on American’s internet connectivity and speeds and on premium television. This week, we’re doing an assessment of TV Everywhere and TV apps. The rise of connected-devices and improved broadband access over the past several years has paved the way for a whole new way of watching […]

The State of Premium Television in America in 2017

Last week we did a status check on the state of America’s internet connectivity and speeds. What we found was that millions of consumers are benefiting from the increasingly fast and reliable internet connections that ISPs have been delivering for nearly two decades. This week, we took a look at the state of premium television, […]

The State of Internet in America in 2017

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to take a step back and do a status check on the progress and achievements of America’s broadband networks. And when looking at the state of America’s internet connectivity and speeds, the accomplishments are quite remarkable. Though the United States is one of the least […]

What We’re Looking Forward to at CES 2017!

Another New Year, another trip to Las Vegas for CES – the Consumer Electronics Show. Put on by our friends at CTA, the annual technology bonanza is an opportunity for the world peek into the future and see what’s in store for digital devices in 2017 and beyond. On display will be everything from the […]

New Data Shows that Time-Shifting is TV’s Biggest Value

Nothing has had a more profound effect over the last 10 years on TV than time shifting. The ability to watch a show at any time has not just made watching TV easier, it’s made it more fun. It’s made it possible save up shows over the course of the week and watch them all […]