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  1. 83% of U.S. Homes Have Internet

    According to the Leichtman Research Group, 83% of U.S. households get an Internet service at home today, compared to 82% in 2010 and 69% in 2006. Broadband accounts for 97% of households with Internet service at home, and 81% of all households get a broadband Internet service, an increase from 74% in 2010 and 42% in 2006. Those who do not get an Internet service at home tend to be older (36% of ages 65+ are not online at home) and lower income (40% with annual household incomes of less than $30,000 are not online at home). Yet, possibly the most common characteristic of those not online at home is that 60% do not use a laptop or desktop computer at home. Consistent with the profile of those not online at home, the most common reason for not getting an Internet service at home is a lack of need (cited by 50%). This reason far exceeds those who mention cost (17%), availability (8%), or access to the Internet on a smartphone (8%) as a reason not to subscribe to an Internet service at home. The findings are based on a telephone survey of 1,208 households from throughout the United States and are part of a new LRG study, "Broadband Access & Services in the Home 2016." This is LRG's 14th annual study on the topic. Other findings indicate: 86% of households use at least one laptop or desktop computer - 92% of this group get an Internet service at home. About 5% of all households have an iPad or tablet, but do not use a laptop or desktop computer, up from 1% in 2013. Overall, 66% get both an Internet service at home and on a smartphone, up from 42% in 2012. 6% overall access the Internet on a smartphone, but do not get an Internet service at home, compared to 2% in 2012. 41% with an Internet service at home watch online video daily, compared to 17% in 2011 and 5% in 2006. 90% with annual household incomes greater than $50,000 get broadband at home, compared to 71% with annual household incomes of less than $50,000. "While higher-income households are most likely to subscribe to a broadband service, disparities in computer ownership and computer literacy remain at the root of the broadband divide in the U.S.," said Bruce Leichtman, president and principal analyst at LRG. "A lack of need is still the most common reason for not getting an Internet service at home, rather than cost or the ability to get the Internet on a smartphone."

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    Wed, 14 Dec 2016

  2. 3 MA Towns Get State Internet Funding

    The Massachusetts towns of Alford, Otis and Warwick have been awarded grants totaling $1.9 million to finance the construction of high-speed Internet ...

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    Wed, 7 Dec 2016

  3. FCC: U.S. Broadband Speeds Up 22%

    The FCC has released the results of its ongoing nationwide performance study of consumers' fixed broadband Internet access service in its ...

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    Sat, 3 Dec 2016

  4. Ericsson: Mobile Video Up 200 Hours a Year Since 2012

    According to the seventh edition of Ericsson's (NASDAQ:ERIC) annual "ConsumerLab TV & Media Report," while both mobile video and ...

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    Thu, 3 Nov 2016

  1. Concurrent Video Storage Deploys in Portugal

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    Fri, 9 Sep 2016

  2. Study: 59% of U.S. Homes Subscribe to OTT

    According to the Leichtman Research Group, 59% of all U.S. households have an OTT subscription video on demand (SVOD) service from ...

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    Wed, 20 Jul 2016

  3. Broadband Power: 3 Generations, 3 Questions to Ask

    By Dean Tryon, Alpha Technologies - In the not so distant past, the HFC network was largely used to deliver video programming to cable TV ...

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    Tue, 21 Jun 2016

  4. Portuguese Op Calls in the Clans for 4K

    Portuguese cable operator NOS Comunicações SA has launched a 4K/UltraHD video service and called in a slew of vendors to contribute to it ....

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    Wed, 8 Jun 2016

  5. KY to Begin Public-Private Fiber Planning

    The Southeastern Kentucky Final Mile (SKY FM) broadband fiber project will begin planning June 8. The project has been awarded a state ...

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    Thu, 2 Jun 2016

  6. Consumers Remain Skeptical of Smart Home

    According to a survey from IDC , network entertainment applications are the stepping stone to a broader smart home experience, even as U.S. ...

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    Mon, 11 Apr 2016

  7. FCC Throwing 'Lifeline' to Low-Income Internet

    By Ron Hendrickson - The FCC has taken another step toward fulfilling the policy goal of closing the "digital divide." FCC Chairman Tom ...

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    Wed, 9 Mar 2016

  8. Net Neutrality: Focus Shifts to Congress

    It's a new year, but the same old net neutrality battle continues. Earlier this month on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, the House Energy & ...

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    Tue, 26 Jan 2016

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