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This is What $200 Billion Can Do


December 19, 2013

Since 1996, cable companies have  invested $200 billion on capital expenditures. These investments go directly to improving products, services, and speeds. In 2013 alone, $13 million was invested to build out advanced hybrid fiber-coaxial cable (HFC) networks and other infrastructure. This week’s #BroadData is a look at this steady investment over time. Investment has always been (and…

Broadband & Internet

Cable Broadband Hits Shuttle Speeds


November 22, 2013

Since 1994, cable has increased broadband speeds dozens of times, often by many orders of magnitude. Earlier this year The Connectivist released an infographic revealing just how dramatic the change over the last 17 years has been. So when an all new top residential broadband speed was announced (a whopping 505 Mbps), the chart needed…

Broadband & Internet

You Really Like Watching TV, Don't You?


November 15, 2013

People like streaming movies, listening to music, and playing video games online. Groundbreaking, we know. This week’s #BroadData is a quantifiable look at just how all-consuming our passion for entertainment has become. It is, by a wide margin, our favorite thing to do with a broadband connection. So keep watching, listening, and playing. That’s what…

Economic ImpactIndustry News

New Report Cites Cable Video & Broadband Companies as “U.S. Investment Heroes”


September 19, 2013

The Progressive Policy Institute, an independent think tank focused on U.S. economic growth, released a report this week ranking America’s top investment companies. Topping the list of non-financial companies was Comcast at number 10 and Time Warner Cable at number 17. Removing energy companies puts Comcast at number 5 and Time Warner cable at number…

Technology & Devices

It's No Fantasy... Football Season is Upon Us!


September 5, 2013

Last week I witnessed a live fantasy football draft for the first time. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I don’t know what I expected – a lot of chicken wings and beer? People yelling and haggling over statistical minutia and wearing oversized football jerseys? Well, to be honest, yes – I expected, and…

Broadband & Internet

#BroadData Celebrates Labor Day


August 27, 2013

Happy Labor Day from NCTA! For this week’s #BroadData, while you’re out celebrating the Labor Day holiday, take a moment to remember all the labor that it took to bring broadband Internet to 93% of American households. The cable industry has effectively invested $200 billion since 1996 in order reach that 93% and continues its…

Broadband & InternetBroadband Adoption

Cable Reaches Far and Wide, but how Quickly Did it Arrive?


August 16, 2013

This week’s #broaddata is a look at how long it took for some of the most important technologies in history to reach our homes. It’s amazing to think that it took between 1876 and 1945 – almost 70 years – to get 50% of Americans a telephone line. And fifty short years later, it took…