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Posted June, 26 2017

Comcast adding 600 new wi-fi hotspots in Huntsville, Tuscaloosa

Comcast says it is deploying 600 new outdoor Wi-Fi hotspots in popular locations in Huntsville and Tuscaloosa.

Posted May, 15 2017

Charter offering low-cost, high-speed internet service

Charter offering low-cost, high-speed internet service to low-income Birmingham residents

Posted May, 10 2017

America’s two biggest cable companies just struck a deal.

America’s two biggest cable companies just struck a deal. Here’s how it will affect you.

Posted May, 2 2017

U.S. CABLE INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTES MORE THAN 2.9 MILLION JOBS

U.S. CABLE INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTES MORE THAN 2.9 MILLION JOBS AND $421 BILLION TO THE ECONOMY, NEW STUDY REPORTS

Posted April, 17 2017

Mediacom joins the Huntsville gigabit fray with DOCSIS 3.1 plan

One day after Comcast announced plans to deploy DOCSIS 3.1 internet services to Huntsville, Alabama, Mediacom said it would also bring DOCSIS 3.1 to the city, along with other parts of northern Alabama and southern Tennessee.

Posted March, 24 2017

President Trump Meets with Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge

Today at the White House, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge announced that we’re building on our commitments to invest in America’s infrastructure and create good paying jobs here at home.

Posted March, 8 2017

Capturing All That Cable Offers

Cable. It is more than TV. It's how we connect. By: NCTA

Posted February, 16 2017

Mediacom Communications Launches Gigabit Broadband in Northern Alabama and Southern Tennessee Markets Huntsville Area Residents to be Among First in Nation to Benefit from New Generation of Cable Industry Technology

Huntsville, AL – February 15, 2017 – Mediacom Communications today announced the company has launched 1 Gig Internet speeds across its entire Huntsville area service territory. As a result, residents and small businesses in the northern Alabama and southern Tennessee communities passed by Mediacom’s fiber-rich digital network will be able to enjoy download speeds that are up to 40 times faster than the minimum broadband definition set by the Federal Communications Commission.

Posted February, 16 2017

THE INFINITE INTERNET

The Internet is a platform of possibilities that is powered by robust broadband networks providing constant connectivity at home or on the go. It thrives thanks to openness, broad access, and strong investment. But it didn't happen by accident. By: NCTA

Posted February, 14 2017

WI-FI AND CARS: SHARING THE SPECTRUM HIGHWAY

Wi-Fi is so much a part of our connected society that most people say a week without Wi-Fi would leave them grumpier than a week without coffee. More than 85 million American households have Wi-Fi access points. And the number of Wi-Fi devices is even higher—more than a billion are expected to be in the marketplace by 2019. But this ever-growing demand for Wi-Fi has outpaced supply—as anyone who tries to get on the Internet in a busy Starbucks has probably discovered, Wi-Fi spectrum is quickly becoming congested.

Posted January, 19 2017

ENERGY SAVING INNOVATION

Cable takes energy savings seriously. The industry introduces technologies that offer providers, manufacturers, and subscribers a way to lower costs and deliver services in new and innovative ways. Reducing cable’s energy footprint is essential to our industry remaining a trusted provider and operating as a successful, environmentally conscious business. Watch the video to learn more about how BendBroadband is committed to sustainability and energy savings.

Posted January, 11 2017

SUPPORTING AN OPEN INTERNET

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer millions of American consumers a powerful, open experience so they can enjoy the web content, services and applications of their choosing. The broadband industry--which has invested more than $250 billion since the 1990’s to build broadband networks--has embraced and fostered the development of an open Internet. Consumers demand it and it makes good business sense to provide customers full value for their Internet connections. As a result of the U.S. bipartisan policy of lightly regulating the Internet, we have some of the most advanced networks in the world with connections capable of 300 Mbps and faster available to 85 percent of U.S. homes. Today, wired or wireless broadband reaches 99 percent of Americans, among whom include founders and creators of our nation’s top web companies and exciting startups. A continued light regulatory touch is critical in order to keep America’s broadband momentum and innovative ideas in the technology space moving forward.

Posted December, 27 2016

NUMBER OF ORIGINAL SCRIPTED TV SERIES REACHES ALL TIME HIGH

If you’re like me, the end of the year means eagerly reading every “best of” list you can get your hands on. This probably also results in your “must watch” list tripling in length.

Posted December, 8 2016

Entire Mediacom Communications Broadband Network to be Gigabit-Ready by Year End

Mediacom Park, NY – December 7, 2016 – Mediacom Communications today announced the company’s entire broadband network will be gigabit-capable by the end of 2016. Mediacom will become the first major U.S. cable company to fully transition to the DOCSIS 3.1 “Gigasphere” platform, the latest generation of broadband technology

Posted December, 7 2016

THE NUMBERS SHOW CYBER MONDAY IS STRONGER THAN EVER

Cyber Monday had its strongest showing in history, with consumers spending $3.45 billion online.

Posted November, 16 2016

GOOD WI-FI MAKES HAPPY INTERNET USERS

The latest Morning Consult survey shows that 84 percent of respondents use Wi-Fi when connecting to the internet at home.

Posted October, 11 2016

INTX: The Internet and Television Expo

For 65 years, NCTA has hosted a trade show --

Posted September, 19 2016

The New NCTA is Here

We've changed our look but our mission remains the same. Welcome to the home of NCTA - The Internet & Television Association.

Posted September, 12 2016

Apps are the Future of TV

Watch this video from ACTA

Posted September, 6 2016

The History of Speed as the Internet Turns 25

This week marks the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web. Though there had been networks of computers within research institutions and defense agencies, access was restricted. But on August 23, 1991 CERN opened its network to the public, establishing the World Wide Web.

Posted July, 19 2016

COMCAST AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT COLLABORATE

Internet Essentials to Reach More Than 40 Percent of All HUD-Assisted Households Nationwide

Posted July, 5 2016

For Milennials, Watching TV Means Something Totally Different

Every Sunday night, my group of friends gathers together, brings snacks, and gets cozy to watch Game of Thrones as it airs. This marks one of the few times in the week that any of us will watch live TV, save for some episodes of Broad City or the news. According to the latest Nielsen Total Audience Report, this is the norm for younger audiences.

Posted June, 22 2016

Comcast NBCUniversal Donates $1 Million to OneOrlando Fund

The world continues to reflect on the horrible tragedy that occurred in Orlando this past week, home to so many Universal Orlando Resort, Telemundo, Comcast Cable and Golf Channel team members. On behalf of all those team members, Comcast NBCUniversal is donating $1 million to the OneOrlando Fund.

Posted June, 7 2016

ACA Commends Mediacom For Asking FCC To Curb Programmer Abuses

American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issues statement regarding Mediacom's July 21 petition at the Federal Communications Commission seeking to counter anti-competitive practices by broadcasters and other industry programmers.

Posted June, 7 2016

The Federal Communications Commission Approves Charter’s Merger With Time Warner Cable And Acquisition Of Bright House Networks

Charter Communications, Inc. received approval from the Federal Communications Commission for its merger with Time Warner Cable Inc. and acquisition of Bright House Networks.

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