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Julianne Twining

@juliannetwin

December 22, 2014


Industry News

My Favorite TV & Tech Moments of 2014

@juliannetwin

December 22, 2014

What a year it was for TV and technology – this year saw great TV programs from sporting events to science fiction – and audiences devoured them on all platforms and devices. There were also innovations that saved us money and others that are already powering the Internet of the future. So here it is, my favorite moments of 2014: CABLE GOES GIG This…

John Solit

@johnsolit

December 19, 2014


Industry News

Behind the Numbers: 300,000

@johnsolit

December 19, 2014

We’ve spent a lot of time on this blog marking the progress of cable’s publically available Wi-Fi hotspots. (This past May we announced 250,000 hotspots had been deployed.) We’ve reminded that those hotspots, available to most cable customers, were being installed in hundreds of communities across the country. And we’ve revealed how they’re enabling a…

David Pierce

December 16, 2014


Industry News

Amelia Looked Into the Future – and Won a Scholarship

December 16, 2014

Is it possible to see the future? We often tell ourselves it is. And what can be more fun than making educated guesses about how time will find us in one, three, five years? For cable, forecasting the future is more of a science than an art. Cable companies and content providers ask themselves every…

NCTA

December 15, 2014


Broadband & Internet

The Internet. Economy Grower, Industry Disruptor, Democracy Builder…Complete Disaster?

December 15, 2014

America’s broadband networks reach 95 percent of Americans, making the Internet the fastest growing technology in history. But some people seem desperate to insist that it’s more like a rickety, broken down car than history’s greatest technology. While slinging mud is sure to generate headlines, the fact is the explosion of America’s broadband networks has revolutionized business, education,…

NCTA

December 10, 2014


Public Policy

Tech and Manufacturing Companies Warn Against Title II

December 10, 2014

Today, Qualcomm, Intel, Cisco, Corning and a wide swath of companies in the technology and manufacturing industries sent letters to key Congressional and FCC leaders expressing deep concern over possible broadband reclassification and Title II regulation. The companies speaking out are all key contributors and benefactors of the $1.2 trillion invested into infrastructure, technology, and…

NCTA

December 9, 2014


Public Policy

Taxing Free Press' Memory

December 9, 2014

One of the most immediate and significant consequences of reclassifying broadband as a Title II telecommunications service is that it provides a new opening for governments wanting to impose a variety of new taxes and fees on Internet services. In recent weeks NCTA has identified potential concerns about the impact of Universal Service Fund contributions…

NCTA

December 8, 2014


Industry News

The Future Arrives in 2045

December 8, 2014

One expert predicts—or should we say, warns—that artificial intelligence will be fully operational in just 30 years. For years, the development of full artificial intelligence has been the brass ring of computer science. So many of our machines already “think” for themselves in terms of repetitive duties based on human programming, of course. But when…