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What Happens in an Internet Minute?

@johnsolit

March 19, 2013

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.  

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FCC Report Reveals Broadband Growth and Development

February 15, 2013

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…

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Congratulations SAG Awards Winners!

@johnsolit

January 28, 2013

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…

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Michael Powell on C-SPAN's The Communicators

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December 10, 2012

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.

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2012 Political Conventions Turned to Cable for Telecom Services

October 5, 2012

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…

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Cable Continues Focus on Improving Diversity

September 7, 2012

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…

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“Inventor of the Web” Ranks U.S. #2 In Use of the Web

September 6, 2012

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…