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Broadband & Internet

Average Internet Speeds Increasing Worldwide


May 24, 2013

This week’s #broaddata is a departure from our usual look at the state of U.S. cable TV and Internet and instead a nod to growing Internet speeds across the globe. Since 2007, broadband speeds by continent have increased from an average of 5 to 10 mbps to over 30 mbps in North America, 26 mbps in Europe,…

Consumers Note Broadband Satisfaction

June 24, 2010

While the enormous growth and progress of U.S. broadband over the last decade continues to be under-appreciated by some in Washington, real consumers who use the service everyday continue to express their satisfaction with their service. The latest data comes via a report from Leichtman Research Group, finding that, “71% of US broadband Internet subscribers…

Measuring the Speed of Value

June 3, 2010

On Tuesday, the FCC announced the results of a survey, showing that “four out of five home broadband users say they do not know the speed of their home internet connection.” This received a lot of coverage (see this Ars Technica post), but lost in all the hubbub were the findings on consumer satisfaction: 91%…

DOCSIS 3.0 Deployed

April 5, 2008

NCTA has been drawing attention to the DOCSIS 3.0 specification for almost a year now. You may have seen the video of Comcast’s Brian Roberts demonstrating wideband at The Cable Show in Las Vegas last year. Big news this week as Comcast launched wideband service in the Twin Cities on Thursday. It’s a new extreme…