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Industry News

Watching Sochi Olympics on Every Platform


February 6, 2014

Who is Jazmine Fenlator? If that name isn’t familiar now, within weeks this female bobsled driver may become a household name. And what about Ryan Miller? He could be the starting goalie for the U.S. men’s ice hockey team and soon after, appear on the front of a Wheaties box. For the next two weeks…

Broadband AdoptionPublic Policy

Understanding Why Some Still Don't Connect to the Internet


November 1, 2013

Cable has made extensive efforts to connect all Americans to the Internet. And while high-speed Internet adoption has rapidly increased in the United States (A recent Pew study reported that in the last decade, broadband adoption has gone from 61% to 85% of American adults ages 18 and older), still too many low-income families remain unconnected and…

Industry News

Cable Honors The March on Washington


August 27, 2013

More than 200,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963, to participate in The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was an historic rally that shed light on the discrimination the African-American community was facing in America at that time. Organized by a collection of religious and civil groups who were…

The Cable Show

The Future of TV [VIDEO]

June 11, 2013

The second General Session of The Cable Show 2013 packed a serious punch. Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO of Comcast Corporation, delivered a staggering demonstration of mega broadband speed, a new mini-sized cable box, and a slick, super intuitive TV menu interface dubbed X2. Roberts, while being interviewed by CNBC’s Becky Quick, was asked whether…

Energy EfficiencyIndustry News

Taking Important Strides in Implementing Energy Efficiency Agreement

May 22, 2013

The Steering Committee for the unprecedented Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement that NCTA and CEA announced last December convened its second meeting in Denver last Friday to continue implementation of the significant commitments that will lead to annual energy savings of $1.5 billion for American consumers.  All of the Agreement Signatory companies participated in the…

Technology & Devices

What to Expect when You're Expecting X1


April 4, 2013

When you turn your cable box on, what you’re really doing is opening up a secure gateway for data. You’re allowing every cable channel, every feature film, and all on-demand programming into your home. The technology behind it doesn’t matter to most, but we think it’s pretty interesting especially as trends are evolving. The current…

Cable Programming

The TV Binge to End All TV Binges


March 20, 2013

Starting on March 25th and ending seven glorious days later on March 31st, I may try to watch more consecutive hours of television than most people watch in a month. Why?  Because my local cable provider, Comcast is hosting Watchathon Week – a seven-day video on demand bonanza offering Xfinity customers over 3,500 TV episodes…