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NCTA

April 16, 2015


Broadband & Internet

How Broadband Competition is Really Technology Competition

April 16, 2015

On NCTA.com’s Broadband By the Numbers page, we show that 88 percent of Americans have access to at least two wired Internet service providers and 98 percent have access to at least two mobile wireless providers. Not to mention 97 percent have access to at least three mobile providers. These are impressive stats, but only tell part of…

NCTA

April 6, 2015


Industry News

The Technology Behind Baseball on Opening Day

April 6, 2015

Here’s how the game goes from field to screen. Spring is in full swing, which means one thing: baseball is back. — And it’ll be with us through the fall; over the coming months each team will battle it out over 162 games, which equates to roughly 7,300 hours of play — plus playoffs. While you…

NCTA

March 26, 2015


Public Policy

Correcting the FCC's Puzzling Comments on Pole Attachments

March 26, 2015

The adoption of the Open Internet Order has triggered much discussion about one of our favorite topics – pole attachments. As this is one of the most arcane topics within the FCC’s jurisdiction, it is not surprising that the public discourse is not always entirely accurate. We want to set the record straight. Cable has…

NCTA

March 6, 2015


Industry News

The Expanding Consolidation of the Consumer Internet

March 6, 2015

Today the consumer Internet takes up over 50 percent of traffic in North America, coming from just 35 hyper-giant websites. Take a look at the graphic below and you’ll see how quickly the Internet has consolidated. And that the top five are pretty unsurprising. [Click to Enlarge]

NCTA

February 25, 2015


Public Policy

The Top Five Ways Title II Hurts Consumers

February 25, 2015

Reclassifying ISPs as common carriers under Title II raises all kinds of concerns, but perhaps none are more important than the potential for Title II to harm everyday broadband users. Here are the top five (or should it be bottom five?) ways Title II hurts consumers: Title II opens the door to FCC micromanagement of…

NCTA

February 25, 2015


Public Policy

Michael Powell on Fox Business Discussing Latest FCC Moves [VIDEO]

February 25, 2015

NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell was interviewed yesterday at Fox Business News, discussing the future of the Internet and the FCC’s role in regulating Internet policy. With only days before the FCC votes on its latest net neutrality plan, Michael again addressed the need for better Internet policy. He notes that the Title II solution likely to be…

NCTA

February 24, 2015


Public Policy

Michael Powell on CNBC Talking About the Future of Internet Regulation [VIDEO]

February 24, 2015

We’re just a few days away from the FCC’s vote on new Internet regulations. NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell was on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning discussing how the FCC’s proposal is likely to lead to litigation and create years of uncertainty. Powell goes on to say how we can have strong net neutrality protections…