Posts By NCTA

Twitch and the Draw of Gaming Culture

As broadband speeds have increased, the home gaming experience has benefitted. That combined with improved latency means that gaming is more accessible than ever. In fact, 62 percent of U.S. households include at least one gamer, and the appetite for gaming related content is clearly reflected by the huge success of the website Twitch.tv. So, […]

Happy World Wi-Fi Day!

Today is World Wi-Fi Day – an opportunity both to celebrate Wi-Fi’s extraordinary success and to ask ‘where does Wi-Fi go from here?’ Since its humble beginnings in the “junk bands” in 1985, Wi-Fi has become an integral part of everyday life, keeping people connected at home, at school, and at the office. For many, […]

Getting to Gigabits

For the better part of two decades, cable internet providers have focused on building, operating, and improving the physical infrastructure that supports high-speed, consumer internet service. Over two decades and four iterations of a technology platform called DOCSIS, cable internet providers alone have invested over $250 billion in private capital to build speed at a […]

Next Steps for the 3.5 GHz “Innovation Band”

As demand for mobile broadband spectrum continues to increase and existing resources become more and more congested, the FCC and industry have looked for new ways to share and improve the efficiency of spectrum.  The 3.5 GHz band is poised to become a prime example of innovative, efficient spectrum use, where three types of users—government […]

America’s Internet Speeds Continue to Soar

Every quarter, Akamai releases a State of the Internet Report. This study is a widely accepted third-party evaluation of not just the health of the overall internet, but a comparison of states, regions, and countries’ internet speed, adoption, and security. Earlier this week, Akamai released its 2017 1st Quarter report and it revealed that on […]

How Fast is America’s Internet?

Every year technology gets better. Devices become less expensive, software improves, and of course the internet gets faster. How much faster? According to the latest Akamai State of the Internet Report, the over the last year the peak average internet connection speed in the United States has gone from 67.7 Mbps to 86.5 Mbps. This […]

Americans Still Prefer Their TV Sets to Phones

We live in a time where you can catch up on American Gods on the bus or take your binge of American Horror Story with you to check the mailbox. But even with small screens always a reach away, it turns out Americans still prefer to watch on a television set. According to new data […]

Per Person, What is Cable’s Impact?

Earlier this spring, we published a new report highlighting the tremendous impact of the American cable industry’s investment in broadband networks and TV programming. The report offers an in-depth view of key economic indicators from both a national snapshot down to every congressional district in every state. To help make sense of the numbers, we’ve highlighted […]

A Peek into The Near Future of Healthcare

Last month, attendees at The Near Future in Washington, D.C. were treated to talks from world-renowned technology, innovation, and business experts who presented on how technologies of the future will one day change how we live, learn, work, and play. They brought on stage the latest in virtual reality, augmented reality, holograms and artificial intelligence […]