Gigabit. Gigabyte. You’ve heard and seen these words before, but do you really know what they mean? Here is a quick crash course on bits and bytes, and what they mean for consumers. This is especially helpful as 10G—the industry’s initiative to bring 10 gigabit speeds to American households and businesses—gets closer to becoming reality.
Source: Is a Gigabit the Same as a Gigabyte? | NCTA — The Internet & Television Association
Calls it unprecedented policy and perception turn-around
Source: NCTA’s Powell Cites D.C.’s Tech Whiplash – Broadcasting & Cable
Data. It’s at the heart of our daily lives and the modern economy. More data means higher quality streaming movies, it means richer more immersive online games, it means stronger long-distance relationships with loved ones, but it also means busier networks. In fact, Cisco predicts that in the U.S. alone, internet traffic will triple by 2022. That’s why earlier this year the global cable industry announced the 10G initiative—a powerful technology platform that will deliver 10 gigabit speeds to consumer homes in the coming years. That means networks will be ready for data-intensive services that have yet to be dreamed up, allowing imaginative innovation to flourish.
Source: The Shrinking Cost of a Megabit | NCTA — The Internet & Television Association
The cable industry provides millions of jobs across a myriad of disciplines. This week cable engineers take the spotlight. Cable engineers span the full gamut when it comes to bringing Americans the connectivity they need and demand.
Source: A Community Full of Jobs: Cable Engineers | NCTA — The Internet & Television Association
During a star-studded evening complete with a red-carpet entry at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Comcast formally announced the addition of two television networks that highlights the company’s commitment to
Source: Comcast formally launches Afro and Cleo, two new Black-centric networks | Business | insightnews.com
Forty years ago today, Americans witnessed the very first airing of the House of Representatives. C-SPAN officially launched on March 19, 1979, and has been broadcasting countless federal government proceedings ever since.
Source: C-SPAN’s 40th Anniversary is a Celebration of Democracy | NCTA — The Internet & Television Association
Have you ever wondered why internet speed is measured in bits per second, but the data itself is measured in bytes? Why is this? Wouldn’t it make more sense if we used the same unit of measurement for both data speed and data volume?
Source: Why Do We Use Bits to Measure Internet Speed but Bytes to Measure Data? | NCTA — The Internet & Television Association