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99.7 Percent of Unique FCC Comments Favored Net Neutrality

After removing all duplicate and fake comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission last year, a Stanford researcher has found that 99.7 percent of public comments—about 800,000 in all—were pro-net neutrality. – Kaleigh Rogers, MOTHERBOARD https://ift.tt/2yRg4M3
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OTT video trend spotlights fibre needs

The key takeaways from the [Kagen] report are:
– Of the 16 major markets in Western Europe, only Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Portugal and Spain host broadband markets with fibre controlling more than 20% of broadband homes.
– Sweden is far ahead with 60.7% of its broadband market on fibre, while Spain sits at 46.8%, Norway 42.3%, Portugal 38.6%, Finland 33.2% and Denmark 22.5%.
– OTT video usage will continue to grow, as its integration into multichannel, hybrid free-to-air and connected TV/smart TV platforms deepens. Most platforms in Western Europe now integrate OTT services — Netflix in particular. – Robert Briel, Broadband TV News https://ift.tt/2Eg6gkt

Wi-Fi branding to get a lot simpler with upcoming “Wi-Fi 6”

The 802.11 group produces dated standards every few years, most recently 802.11-2016, and then publishes amendments to these standards. The amendments are named alphabetically, and it’s these amendment names that have come to be used to refer to particular Wi-Fi technology. For example, the original 802.11-1997 standard was amended by 802.11a (54Mbit/s over 5GHz radio), 802.11b (11Mbit/s over 2.4GHz radio), and 802.11g (54Mbit/s over 2.4GHz) and, correspondingly, we see devices claiming to support 802.11a/b/g. Most of the other letters are also used to define additional features. – Peter Bright, Ars Technica https://ift.tt/2IyzTMt

Netflix consumes 15% of the world’s global internet traffic

That’s according to a report from bandwidth management company Sandvine, reports the BBC. Taking up 15% of the world’s bandwidth makes Netflix the biggest data hog on the planet. Following Netflix, miscellaneous video embeds on websites takes up 13.1% of all internet traffic, while YouTube takes up 11.4% and general web browsing takes up 7.8% – Michael Grothaus, Fast Company https://ift.tt/2yemc0p

US Wireless Video Streaming Sucks, Study Says

US carriers were ranked 34th in terms of average network speeds (16.5 Mbps) and 59th in terms of users’ “overall video experience.” That’s on the heels of previous studies showing that US residents pay some of the highest prices for mobile data in the developed world (before one even includes a bevy of obnoxious, hidden fees). – Karl Bode, MOTHERBOARD https://ift.tt/2NLsjUK

Charter negotiating with NY to avoid being kicked out of the state

But there’s still a chance that Charter and New York could strike a deal that would avert a lengthy court battle and sale of the network to a new provider. Charter was originally ordered to submit an exit plan by September 25 and to leave the state six months after that. But the PSC has now granted two extensions, resulting in a November 8 deadline for filing an exit plan and a May 8, 2019 date for leaving New York. In the meantime, both sides say they’ve been having productive talks. – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica https://ift.tt/2QsthTC
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