As Americans increasingly rely on more electronic devices and gadgets throughout their daily lives, managing energy consumption has become both an environmental and economic priority.
To address these challenges, cable companies have implemented several initiatives that are decrease energy footprints in consumer homes. ENERGY STAR 3.0 set-top boxes, low-power adapters, cloud-based delivery service, and a number of other new technologies are some of the green technology efforts that are providing a more energy efficient video experience. And for consumers with an internet modem or router, a program between Internet Service Providers and equipment manufacturers improves equipment efficiency by 10 to 20 percent for more than 90 percent of U.S. broadband households.
The complex video and Internet ecosystem consists of operators, programmers, equipment manufacturers, research labs and others playing a role in delivering a more energy efficient experience that is saving consumers millions of dollars in energy bills and preventing millions of metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. A recent CTA report finds that while the number of tech devices in our homes increases every year, these consumer tech devices consume 25 percent less energy than they did in 2010.