30 Years of Shark Week: How Discovery Created a Cultural Phenomenon | NCTA — The Internet & Television Association

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It’s that time of year when Discovery showcases its annual Shark Week extravaganza, and this week marks the 30th anniversary of the fearsome fish’s debut on the network. Discovery Senior Vice President of Programming Donna D’Alessandro shares with NCTA what goes into making one of the longest running events on cable television, and how the network continues to “wow” viewers year after year.

Source: 30 Years of Shark Week: How Discovery Created a Cultural Phenomenon | NCTA — The Internet & Television Association

Consumers Saved $3.5 Billion in Energy Consumption Thanks to Set-Top Box Energy Efficiency Agreement | NCTA — The Internet & Television Association

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The industry’s green efforts to reduce energy consumption through voluntary agreements are paying off. D+R International released its latest report, which reported the strongest year yet in achieving savings under the voluntary agreement for set-top box energy efficiency.

Source: Consumers Saved $3.5 Billion in Energy Consumption Thanks to Set-Top Box Energy Efficiency Agreement | NCTA — The Internet & Television Association

CableLabs Shows How Broadband Networks Will Power the Future of Education | NCTA — The Internet & Television Association

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What will schools look like a couple of decades from now? CableLabs has given audiences a sneak peek in their third installment of “The Near Future: Ready for Anything,” a series that delves into how technology and high-speed internet will transform the future, and how the broadband networks of today are preparing for the unknown that lies ahead.

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U.S. Internet Speeds Just Keep Getting Better | NCTA — The Internet & Television Association

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According to Ookla, the leaders in internet speed testing, from June 2017 to June 2018 the average download speed in the U.S. went from 69.47 Mbps to an astonishing 93.98 Mbps. This upswing is also related to Ookla data reporting how U.S. speeds are far ahead of the global average download speed of 46 Mbps. Over the past two decades, more than $275 billion has been invested in capital infrastructure by cable ISPs. Benefits of that investment can be seen by looking at how much average US download speeds have increased in one single year.

Source: U.S. Internet Speeds Just Keep Getting Better | NCTA — The Internet & Television Association