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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…

Steve Morris

March 25, 2015


Public Policy

Will the FCC Play Games with the National Broadband Map?

March 25, 2015

This week’s release of the final version of the National Broadband Map is a milestone. Beginning with funding from the 2009 stimulus bill, NTIA – a part of the Commerce Department – has supervised the collection of state broadband data and published the results twice a year. NTIA deserves credit for successfully managing this first-of-its-kind…


Broadband & Internet

Behind The Numbers: Growth in the Internet of Things

@juliannetwin

March 20, 2015

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. And today, there are more connected devices than there are human beings on the planet. This expansion isn’t just from cell phones, tablets and…

Loretta Polk

March 19, 2015


Industry News

Cybersecurity Achieves a New Milestone

March 19, 2015

Two weeks ago we highlighted the cable industry’s continuing commitment to cybersecurity. This ongoing work reached a new milestone yesterday with the adoption of the communications sector’s ground-breaking report on Cybersecurity Risk Management and Best Practices by the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC). With the participation of over 100 subject matter experts…

John Solit

@johnsolit

March 17, 2015


Cable Programming

Veep Star Louis-Dreyfus at SXSW: "Cable is the Wild West"

@johnsolit

March 17, 2015

“We try to do things that seem far fetched for Washington,” Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus said yesterday while on a SXSW panel discussing the show’s 4th season (debuting on April 12th on HBO), “but then three months later, it happens.” Louis-Dreyfus’ portrayal of the preposterous upwardly failing (spoiler alert) President Selena Gomez has put another…

Steve Mace

March 13, 2015


Technology & Devices

Comcast X1 Talking Guide Highlighted at Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference

March 13, 2015

Last week I attended the 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference. It’s the premier annual event in the United States that wholly focuses on improving the lives of people who have sensory, cognitive and/or physical disabilities, through the application of technology solutions and techniques. The solutions are sometimes in the form of…


INTX: The Internet & Television Expo

T-Minus Two Months 'Til INTX

@juliannetwin

March 12, 2015

We’re less than two months away from the start of the inaugural INTX 2015, May 5 – 7 in Chicago. With hotels filling up, registrations rolling in, and our first announcement of session speakers, we thought it was a great time to round up several announcements and deadlines to keep in mind. Speakers Joining INTX…