Bruce P. Mehlman
The Internet Innovation Alliance is a broad-based coalition of business and non-profit organizations that aim to ensure every American, regardless of race, income or geography, has access to the critical tool that is broadband Internet. The IIA seeks to promote public policies that support equal opportunity for universal broadband availability and adoption so that everyone, everywhere can seize the benefits of the Internet - from education to health care, employment to community building, civic engagement and beyond.
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Cable companies are now rolling out technology that offers 50 mbps to 48.6 million U.S. households
Cable companies are now rolling out technology that offers 50 mbps to 48.6 million U.S. households, according to a January research report by SNL Kagan.
Most cable broadband systems are currently capable of providing download speeds of at least 10 mbps.
Current wireline broadband penetration is at 66% of all U.S. households, with 29% by telecommunications companies and 37% by cable companies.
Cable television companies have been significant providers of broadband internet access services for many years and currently provide internet access to 37% of households (versus 29% for telco broadband).
According to a new market research report conducted by Pike & Fischer, cable is expected to add 2.1 million new broadband subs, and phone companies 1.7 million.
The FCC estimates that 99% of television households are passed by cable networks.
According to a survey by RVA Marketing Associates, FTTH is being adopted at a faster pace than either copper or coaxial cable were when they were first introduced.
Some 43% of broadband users at home connect through cable, 31% by DSL and 23% by fixed wireless, satellite or fiber. Old fashioned dial-up access still accounts for 7% of Web users.
Leichtman Research Group found that 8% of adults who watch video online now watch TV less often.
Some 900,000 U.S. homes didn’t pay for TV and relied solely on Web TV last year, according to estimates from consulting firm Parks Associates.