DTV Transition Knocks Down TV Penetration

...TV set ownership will drop for the first time in nearly 20 years, if Nielsenís preliminary 2012 count is on the nose. Nielsen is projecting there will be a total of 114.7 million U.S. TV households next year, down from 115.9 million this year. The figure represents the first integration of 2010 U.S. census numbers...

Posted on 3 May 2011, 11:13 - Category: News
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Usage Caps Will Now Apply To 56% Of Broadband Users

AT&T to Impose Limits and Overage Fees on DSL Customers Starting May 2

With AT&T set to implement usage caps and overage charges for all high-speed Internet customers next Monday, May 2, more than 42 million broadband subscribers in the U.S. will be subject to explicit pre-set limits on how much bandwidth they can use on a monthly basis.

All told, approximately 56% of the country's 75 million broadband subscribers will have some form of caps, according to a Multichannel News analysis based on Leichtman Research Group's subscriber estimates for the fourth quarter of 2010.

Other major U.S. broadband providers that already have usage ceilings in place include Comcast, Cox Communications and Charter Communications, although they currently warn users who exceed the limits rather than charge them for the extra usage. Internet service providers that do not have specific usage limits including Time Warner Cable, Verizon Communications and Cablevision Systems -- although every ISP reserves the right to disconnect a user who violates their terms of service...

Posted on 29 Apr 2011, 10:41 - Category: News
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Itís Official: PTFP is Dead

...Congress had granted no PTFP funding for FY 2011 in the final budget negotiations that occurred in Washington. The program has long been a source of capital expense money for public TV and radio stations...

Posted on 27 Apr 2011, 11:50 - Category: News
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Court Approves Dish's Blockbuster Purchase

Dish's $320 million purchase of Blockbuster received approval from a U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge on Thursday,..

Posted on 7 Apr 2011, 9:18 - Category: News
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Spam E-mails Decline to 34-month Low

The volume of spam e-mails fell this month to the lowest level in nearly two years, according to a report from Symantecís MessageLabs. Spam accounts for 78.6 percent of e-mail traffic, down 3.1 percent from December and 5.3 percent from January 2010. The previous low-water mark was in March 2009 when 75.7 percent of e-mail traffic was spam...

Posted on 26 Jan 2011, 11:25 - Category: News
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