Broadband Data

AT&T overtakes the Internet company with its many years of infrastructure-building experience.
In offering more online video content, especially if that content is exclusive to YouTube?s service, YouTube will become a clear competitor of video streaming providers like Netflix and Hulu.
Net neutrality advocate Marvin Ammori believes T-Mobile?s Binge On plan reduces the quality of users? service and therefore violates net neutrality.
In its 3Q 2015 State of the Internet Report, Akamai Technologies finds that the average broadband speed across the United States is 12.6 Mbps, up more than 9 percent since the same time last year.
A PricewaterhouseCooper report warns that fewer people ? young people in particular ? are interested in purchasing traditional video subscriptions.
The elected leaders urged the FCC ensure the Lifeline program meets its goal of connecting low-income households with modern communications services. In modernizing the program to include broadband the FCC must reject co-payment schemes and program caps that would depress participation, and it must embrace customer choice by supporting fixed voice services and wireless voice services along with broadband services.
AT&T announced plans to expand its gigabit Internet service to 38 more metro areas, while Google looks to bring its fiber service to Chicago and Los Angeles.
Last year, nine percent of households switched broadband providers; Parks Associates' research found that 35 percent of those households switched to get faster service while only 18 percent switched to get comparable speeds at a lower price.
A Brookings analysis shows the large disparity in broadband Internet adoption between higher- and lower-income households. More than 75 percent of the country had a high-speed Internet subscription in 2014, but that trend doesn?t hold equally along all income levels: households earning $75,000 or more annually are twice as likely (92 percent) to have a broadband subscription as households earning under $10,000 each year (46 percent).
Data from wireless analyst Chetan Sharma shows that the U.S. wireless market is saturated with fully 81 percent of the population using a smartphone, revealing an important trend in the wireless sector: growth for wireless companies is going to come from new services, not from adding new subscribers.