An increasing number of Americans are relying primarily on their smartphones or web-enabled mobile devices to access a broader number and type of activities, services, and overall information.
Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) released a survey showing that consumers’ preferences for how they access the internet and how they use the internet have changed dramatically – and that these changes have accelerated over the past two years.
IIA believes that now is the right time for the FCC to update and modernize its approach to reporting to Congress on the deployment of advanced telecommunications capability. Because consumers perceive and use mobile and fixed broadband services in essentially the same way, the FCC should now consider mobile and fixed broadband services “functional substitutes” and report to Congress accordingly.
Americans are becoming more comfortable with the idea of using telemedicine for medical consultations, ongoing care to manage chronic illnesses, or even urgent health care needs.
The door is open once again to large-scale broadband investment, but some in Congress are now urging a return of the heavy-handed regulatory treatment imposed on broadband in 2015. That would be a major mistake for the country at large and particularly punishing for broadband investment in our rural regions.
Progress in telecommunications technology has been significant in recent years. These advancements have led to an unprecedented level of connectivity.
The 5G adoption rate as a share of mobile connections in the United States is expected to reach 49% by 2025.
The worldwide digital media revenue of US$111.53 billion in 2017 is expected to grow to US$147.8 billion by 2022.
Today, competition is thriving among telecom companies and across different types of platforms — like wireless, wireline, and cable.
Last year, the FCC reformed how it regulates the business data services market to better reflect the real competition that now exists in that sector — and their decision was correct.