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NCTA

June 30, 2015


Industry News

How Smartphones are Improving the Cable Customer Service Experience

June 30, 2015

In his recent LinkedIn column, “State of the Cable Industry: How We’re Changing the Stereotype of the Cable Guy,” NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell said that turning around the industry’s customer service reputation is a huge priority and one that companies are committed to, and investing in. We’ve all seen the stories and surveys which underline…

NCTA

June 25, 2015


Industry News

New Energy Conservation Agreement Reached for Broadband Equipment

June 25, 2015

Today, NCTA and CEA announced a new voluntary agreement among major equipment manufacturers and companies representing 90 percent of the residential broadband market to improve the energy efficiency of routers, modems, and certain other devices (collectively known as small network equipment, or SNE) that consumers use to access the Internet. You can get the details here, including the full list of signatories, but the…

NCTA

June 11, 2015


Public Policy

Unless the FCC Acts, A New Technology Could Disrupt Wi-Fi

June 11, 2015

Wi-Fi is popular. Really popular. 4 billion devices popular. So popular that more broadband data is carried over Wi-Fi than all other platforms combined. But is the miracle of Wi-Fi in jeopardy? It may be because the lifeblood of Wi-Fi – unlicensed spectrum – is potentially at risk by the deployment of a new technology…

NCTA

May 13, 2015


Industry News

What’s Really In A Gigabyte?

May 13, 2015

A typical subscriber in North America downloads over 57GB of data each month, but what does that much information look like? Network usage is proliferating exponentially, driven in large part by video streaming, according to the latest Sandvine Global Internet Phenomena Report. The typical subscriber in North America consumes an average of around 57GB of data…

NCTA

May 6, 2015


INTX: The Internet & Television Expo

From Imagine Park: The Future of Better TV

May 6, 2015

Today, live from Imagine Park, there was no shortage of exciting discussion around continued enhancements to the consumer viewing experience. A roster of guest speakers at the session “Better TV: At the Intersection of UltraHD & OTT” took the audience through a series of intriguing technology demonstrations and a glimpse of the very near future…

NCTA

May 6, 2015


INTX: The Internet & Television Expo

From INTX Talks: The Ballpark Goes Broadband

May 6, 2015

When you consider that most NFL stadiums are at least 22 years old, it should be no surprise to hear that many sports venues are in the process of receiving major digital overhauls to keep up with new technologies, the demand for connectivity everywhere and the current standards of the modern fan experience. That was…

NCTA

April 29, 2015


Public Policy

Flexible Rules for Drone Technology Will Improve News, Sports, Entertainment

April 29, 2015

For decades, cable programmers have been delivering incredible content into our homes and onto our mobile devices, bringing their imagination to our screens. In order to enhance quality storytelling, programmers are constantly pushing the envelope in innovative video production techniques. That’s why NCTA, along with the National Association of Broadcasters and the Radio Television Digital…