Lumos Networks Launches Second Gigabit Network

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January 29, 2016  — WAYNESBORO, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:LMOS), a fiber-based service provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, today announced the availability of Gigabit broadband speed for residential and small business customers in...Learn More

CTA Report: Social TV Use Leads Second Screen Behavior Among Millenials

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Social TV use is the favorite second screen activity for millennials, with viewing other content during first screen commercials running a close second. Nearly 9 in 10 young adult Millennials (88%) are using ¨second screens¨ to augment their first screen experience, the highest percentage of...Learn More

Parks: Average SVOD Spend is $6 Per Month in Broadband Homes

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Americans living in households with broadband access have an average SVOD spend of $6.19 per month to subscribe to Internet-based streaming video-on-demand (VoD) services in 2015, according to new market research from Parks Associates. That’s up 66.7% from $3.71 in 2012. Typical monthly rates for...Learn More

FCC (Again) Wants to Create Set-Top Box Competition

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A proposed rulemaking that will begin circulating within the FCC tomorrow aims to make the pay TV market more competitive by eliminating the need for consumers to lease a set-top box (STB) from their cable or satellite company or telco video provider. Instead consumers would...Learn More

Global Capacity Increases Availability of Ethernet Services Across Nationwide Footprint

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Chicago, IL, USA, January 27, 2016 – Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces its nationwide Ethernet service expansion, further strengthening its standing as the leading Ethernet over Copper (EoC) solutions provider in the U.S.  Global Capacity’s investment in Central Office...Learn More

ComScore: Google Sites Unique Monthly Visitors Hit 248.4 Million

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Google swept top rankings in comScore’s December 2015 Search, Digital Media Property and Online Video Rankings. Google Sites led the core search market in December, garnering a 63.8% share of search queries, as well as earning a first place online video ranking by attracting 181...Learn More

Nielsen: Live TV is Still Most Popular Video Viewing Method

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Watching ¨Live TV¨ remained the most popular video viewing method across 24 of 25 designated market areas (DMAs), reports Nielsen. Viewers 25-54 watched more than 3 hours daily, according to Nielsen’s latest Local Watch report, in which the market research company analyzes the extent to...Learn More

Total Netflix Download Traffic Exceeds YouTube, Amazon, Hulu, and Facebook Combined

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In its recent report to shareholders, Netflix revealed total Netflix download traffic equates to 37% of peak Internet download traffic,  exceeding all other major Internet video sources combined, by a longshot. The data was provided to Netflix by Sandvine. Netflix says it streamed a total...Learn More

Parks: 70% Are Daily Smartphone Video Streamers

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Seven in 10 U.S. smartphone users stream at least one short video clip a day, one illustration of how multi-functional smartphones and mobile apps are leading them to use their devices in new ways. Voice calls and texting remain the leading uses for smartphones, but...Learn More

Mobile Video Trends: 60% Stream in Car or on Public Transportation

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Research into mobile video trends reveals the era of the couch potato may have come to an end, says video search technology developer Rovi Corp. Six in 10 pay-TV and OTT content subscribers surveyed said they stream content in their car or on public transportation,...Learn More

TDS® expands fiber network in New Hampshire; brings TDS TV® and 1Gig Internet

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Faster Internet speeds and revolutionary TV service are expanding in parts of New Hampshire. TDS Telecom (TDS®) is launching TDS TV®, an Internet Protocol (IP)-based TV service, and new, faster Internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit to customers in Alton, New Hampshire, and surrounding...Learn More

OTT Video Habits Survey: 83% Watch On Demand

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More than 8 in 10 consumers (83 percent) watch on-demand video (VOD), four percent more than did so in April 2015, according to digital content delivery platform provider Limelight Networks’ second semi-annual ¨The State of Online Video¨ report. The amount of time adult viewers 18-69...Learn More