Category Archives: Broadband & Internet

Multi-Gig Broadband Over Existing Networks? Absolutely!

In demonstrations this past September, CableLabs, the cable industry’s non-profit research and development organization, showed how existing networks are capable of downstream speeds of 4.6 Gbps and upstream speeds of 800 Mbps. So to the question, “Can cable networks scale and compete with next-gen fiber networks?” the answer is a resounding YES. And it’s being […]

Taking Home Automation To a Whole New Level

Once upon a time, that thermostat on the wall was only for adjusting the temperature. The blinds had to be drawn with a pull-chord. Those lights had to be turned on with a switch on the wall. And that security camera recorded to videotape. But today, these objects could be running through a home automation […]

Latest Data Reveals Fastest Broadband Regions Worldwide

Though the details have shifted slightly, the headline remains the same: the United States is home to ten of the top twenty fastest Internet regions in the world. According to the latest Akamai State of the Internet report, Washington, D.C. tops the list with the fastest Internet in America with an average peak connection speed […]

Keeping Bullies Out of Unlicensed Spectrum

We’ve all come to love Wi-Fi because it’s so easy to access, so easy to use, and so widely available. But thanks to a new technology called LTE-U, this could change. The unlicensed spectrum that Wi-Fi uses works so well because Wi-Fi and all of the other technologies utilizing it (think garage door openers and baby monitors) all […]

What About Wi-Fi Two Years From Now?

Within the next two years, it will be standard for the average home to have five devices connected to the Internet per person. For many homes, this benchmark was long ago. The infographic below conveys how TVs, smartphones, tablets and various types of technology will continue to expand and improve the efficiency of our daily […]

Internet Security Report Shows Spike in Cyber Threats

The number of DDoS attacks has more than doubled and cyber “mega-attacks” are on the rise, according to a new “State of the Internet Security Report” released by Akamai this week. The report also announced that WordPress, the Internet’s most popular website and blogging platform, had 49 new plug-in and theme vulnerabilities exposed by Akamai […]

Behind The Numbers: Growth in the Internet of Things

The Internet isn’t merely developing, it’s exploding, and the numbers prove it. Take a look at our graphic below — it shows the advancing surge of connected devices using the Internet. Today, there are more connected devices than there are human beings on the planet. This expansion isn’t just from cell phones, tablets and computers […]

The Internet of Things Isn’t a Buzzword

Today, technology that was once unimaginable is not only real, but it fits into our pockets. Devices like smartphones, tablets, and smart watches have made our ability to connect to the Internet and to each other incredibly easy. This is in large part due to growth in broadband networks and the near-ubiquity of Wi-Fi, but it’s also an […]

How Cable Gives Back

Cable’s reach goes far beyond the majority of industries in America. There are few industries that impact and connect so many people in the wide range of economic, age, and gender demographics than cable does. It only makes sense then for cable to use that influence to give back to the communities that helped it […]