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BroadbandVision: It’s All About Broadband ROI and Perspective

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So much to learn, so little time. If you work in the broadband industry, I’m sure you can relate. There is no shortage of opportunities (which also have corresponding challenges), but the marketplace moves quickly, so you have to too. Picking and choosing the right...Learn More

TDG Finds Monthly Mobile TV App Usage by Half of Broadband Users

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Half (49 percent) of U.S. adult broadband users use some type of mobile video app at least once a month, according to new market research from The Diffusion Group (TDG). Seventeen percent make use of video apps weekly and 16 percent daily, according to TDG’s “Mobile...Learn More

Comporium to Offer TV Everywhere Using ARRIS

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SUWANEE, Ga., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) announced that Comporium will sell the ARRIS MS4000™ under the name “Moxi Sling” to its Whole Home Solution subscribers. This new solution enables Comporium subscribers to access live and recorded content on up...Learn More

Peering Dispute: Level3 Says Fix Would Cost Verizon A Few Grand Per 10G

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Level3 says Verizon could fix the congestion problems the companies have been arguing over by spending “a few thousand dollars” per 10 Gbps of traffic from Level3.The comment came in a blog post from Level3 Vice President of Content and Media Mark Taylor in a...Learn More

IHS: Set-top Box Revenues Rebound; Set Record-High Revenue Total

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The set-top box (STB) market rebounded strongly in 2013 following three years of essentially flat growth, setting a record-high total in terms of annual revenue, according to the latest market data from IHS Technology. 2013′s performance sets the foundation for ongoing growth through 2015, the...Learn More

CEA: Smartphone Shipments to Increase 8%; Revenues Up 7%

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Consumer electronics (CE) industry revenues will reach a record-high $211.3 billion this year, fueled “in part by the skyrocketing sales of connected devices,” according to the latest semi-annual installment of the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) “U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts 2010-2015” report. “Industry revenue...Learn More

Peering Dispute: Verizon, NetForecast Say Netflix Network is the Congested One

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Two new analyses – one from Verizon and the other from Internet consulting firm NetForecast – argue that Netflix’s reported network congestion problems are of its own making. Verizon’s Analysis of Peering Dispute Verizon’s analysis came in a blog post from the company’s vice president...Learn More

‘Cable Company’ Aereo Wants Compulsory Content License

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Aereo might not cease operations after all. The company is now arguing that because the Supreme Court ruled that the company was a cable TV service provider, it is entitled to a compulsory license to offer local broadcast content. Aereo had argued that what it...Learn More

Parks: By 2016, 25% of Homes Will Have Streaming Media Player, Roku Market Share at 46%

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A new report from Parks Associates sheds light on the growing streaming media player market. By Parks estimates, 1 in 4 homes (25%) will have a streaming media player, sometimes referred to as an OTT set-top-box (STB) by 2016. These include players from Roku, Apple...Learn More

North State Optimizes Internet Service for Netflix

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HIGH POINT, N.C., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — North State, a fiber-based Internet and cloud service provider, is now optimized for Netflix. Through a direct connection, North State customers will receive the best possible Netflix video streaming experience. North State offering best possible Netflix experience...Learn More

IDG: Smartphone Video Viewership Rises 22% in Two Years

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Mobile devices and mobile broadband connections are driving a “dramatic increase” in online video viewing, as users worldwide increasingly use smartphones and tablets to watch online videos, read newspapers and otherwise consume content, according to IDG Global Solutions’ fifth annual, “Global Mobile Survey: The Mobile...Learn More

Nielsen: “Recently Telecast VOD” Users Have Strong Demographics

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Video-on-demand (VOD) “has come of age over the last two years,” according to Nielsen’s “Q1 2014 Cross-Platform Report,” spurred on in large part by the availability of online content and mobile device penetration. Americans watched more than five hours of traditional TV per day on...Learn More