This graphic from Intel gives an idea of the stunning amount of information, web pages, movies, and music the Internet handles every minute of every day.
The FCC today released their annual “Measuring Broadband America” report which tests consumer broadband performance in the U.S. The report’s findings underscore that the U.S. enjoys a healthy, growing, and competitive broadband marketplace. The good news from a cable perspective is that providers are delivering speeds that consistently meet or exceed advertised numbers. That isn’t […]
The 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held last night and continuing their pattern of resounding success at the Golden Globes and the Emmy’s, cable shows took over half of the TV awards given. Notably, HBO had a strong performance with Julianne Moore winning for “Game Change” and “Game of Thrones” winning best performance […]
On Saturday, NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell was on C-SPAN’s The Communicators discussing sports broadcasting, political ads, and how social media might impact the future of TV.
For the national political conventions this year, cable was heavily involved with the telecommunications systems. Cable operators provided critical infrastructure for convention-goers to communicate with each other, and for political parties to communicate with the world. In Tampa, Bright House Networks – the nation’s tenth largest multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) – was the official […]
Next week in New York City is cable’s Diversity Week, an annual event where the cable industry comes together to highlight and honor the importance of diversity. It is a busy week, filled with activities sponsored by cable’s diversity organizations: Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) and the […]
Yesterday the World Wide Web Foundation, headed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee (a/k/a inventor of the World Wide Web), released a new Web Index which ranks the United States as #2 in the world in its progress and use of the Web, just behind Sweden. The strong ranking of the U.S. in this index is an […]
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is no game in today’s middle and high schools. As stated in a recent U.S. News article, “For the United States to remain the global innovation leader, we must make the most of all of the potential STEM talent this country has to offer.” However, according to an […]
With the opening ceremony only a few days away, it’s been hard to miss the increasing buzz around the start of the Summer Olympic Games. The current buzz only foreshadows the big way in which the Games will burst into America’s consciousness starting tomorrow. NBCUniversal owns the U.S. rights to carry content from the Games, […]
CEOs, collegiate hackers, a late-night comedian and a federal agency chairman were among the diverse group of participants at The Cable Show 2012, our three-day interactive event which demonstrated how the cable industry is delivering the digital future to consumers. A packed show floor (and lobster rolls close by) helped make Boston a great place to host the show.
So what did you miss? You may have already seen some of the videos and our recap of news coverage, but we’ve also just finished compiling stats, facts and highlights for our new end of show report. The takeaways: High-quality attendance, prolific media coverage, exuberant social media conversation and unprecedented diversity in the people and perspectives on stage.
From whiz-kid students turning Imagine Park into their 48-hour home, to leaders in cable, Internet video, wireless, sports and policy circles discussing the latest trends and challenges, the show inspired real dialogue among diverse sectors – and offered participants a unique opportunity to collaborate, connect and contribute.
Some impressive numbers help tell the story:
- More than 10,000 participants including over 1,000 from 47 countries
- 286 companies present on the exhibit floor
- 86 appearances by inventors, strategists, thinkers and developers
- 5,017 downloads of the mobile app
- 347 media registrants