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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…

NCTA

August 28, 2014


Technology & Devices

How Set Top Boxes Have Become Greener Than Ever

August 28, 2014

In today’s hyper competitive pay TV marketplace, cable, satellite and telco TV providers are in a constant state of innovation, working hard for their spot in the connected home.  These companies know that a big part of remaining a welcome part of entertainment centers is to be energy efficient. That’s why the voluntary energy conservation agreement…

John Solit

@johnsolit

June 27, 2014


Technology & Devices

As Entertainment Goes Up, Energy Usage Goes Down

@johnsolit

June 27, 2014

In spite of watching nearly nine hours of television every day, new reports show American home entertainment energy usage is dropping. How is this possible? First, after the new voluntary set-top box energy conservation agreement among video providers was solidified about a year ago, 85 percent of new set top boxes being purchased meet Energy Star…

NCTA

June 19, 2014


Technology & Devices

WATT THE...?! LA Times Gets it Wrong on Cable Box Energy Efficiency

June 19, 2014

In March we reported that the new voluntary energy conservation agreement (VA) among multichannel video providers, device manufacturers and energy advocacy groups would soon be working to deliver energy savings for 90 million American homes. The VA included commitments to efficiency standards that would improve set-top box efficiency by up to 45 percent and rack up more…

John Solit

@johnsolit

May 7, 2014


Technology & Devices

Cable Wi-Fi Hotspots Grow, Speeds Explode, and Gigasphere is Born

@johnsolit

May 7, 2014

As expected, the cable industry’s evolving Internet platform was a major theme at the 2014 Cable Show. Wi-Fi in particular has become one of the most important and fastest growing technologies of the Internet era, and now carries more data than either mobile or wired networks.  Revealed at The Cable Show was that for eligible…

John Solit

@johnsolit

March 28, 2014


Technology & Devices

Is Better Wi-Fi Coming? FCC Expected to Take Steps on Monday

@johnsolit

March 28, 2014

On Monday, the FCC will act on a proposal to free up 100 MHz of spectrum in the 5 GHz frequency band for outdoor unlicensed broadband uses such as Wi-Fi. If adopted, the Commission’s action will mark a critical milestone in our continuing efforts to alleviate Wi-Fi congestion and to satisfy growing demand among businesses…

John Solit

@johnsolit

February 14, 2014


Technology & Devices

Are We Nearing the End of the Couch Potato Era?

@johnsolit

February 14, 2014

I love television. Coming home, flopping on the sofa and getting into a few episodes of True Detective feels really good. And being in the midst of the oft-discussed Golden Age of Television means there’s never a shortage of great stuff to watch. But thanks to smart technology, near ubiquitous Wi-Fi, and social networking apps, what…