Broadband providers represent four of the top ten companies on the Progressive Policy Institute’s Investment Heroes 2019 top 25 list of non-financial companies in the U.S., which estimates domestic capital spending for individual companies.
The Progressive Policy Institute has just issued its annual Investment Heroes report, and the results are no surprise: once again, broadband providers lead the way. In the top five non-financial companies by estimated U.S. capital expenditure, AT&T is second with $19.2 billion in capex in the U.S., and Verizon is fourth with $14.9 billion.
The internet has become a major part of Millennials’ daily lives, but a large share is concerned about the security of their online data and the ability of social networks to protect their data.
Now that we have a better understanding of what the internet really is – challenges and all – we can get the internet that we want and need…through appropriate policy based on the realities in plain sight.
Subscription-based Video-on-Demand (SVoD) services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video that offer access to video for a monthly fee are expected to have a user penetration rate in the U.S. of almost 39% by 2023.
In Congress, as with the American public, a broad consensus exists that the time is ripe for the enactment of federal consumer data privacy protections. All eyes have now turned to Sens. Cantwell and Wicker with the expectation that they will soon come forward with a bipartisan bill that can attract broad support in both the House and the Senate.
Today, the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) filed comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Fifteenth Broadband Deployment Report proceeding under Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act. IIA states that “the underlying trends in broadband deployment are overwhelmingly positive” while noting the gaps that remain and the urgency of addressing them.