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The term broadband refers to the wide bandwidth characteristics of a transmission medium and its ability to transport multiple signals and traffic types simultaneously. The medium can be coax, optical fiber, twisted pair or wireless. In contrast, baseband, describes a communication system in which information is transported across a single channel.
Prior to the invention of home broadband, dial-up Internet access was the only means by which one could access the Internet and download fil...

AOL Reclaims #1 Video Ad Property, Maker Back to #2 YouTube Channel

AOL Reclaims #1 Video Ad Property, Maker Back to #2 YouTube Channel

The new year has not started out right for the online video industry with numbers dropping across the board in terms of viewers, minutes and ads. But is this an actual depression or just the late winter/post-holiday blues for the online video industry? With the release of comScore's February Video Ranking numbers we can find out what's going on. We do know that AOL is the #1 video ad property site again though and that Maker Studios reclaims the #2 YouTube channel spot.

Computer-based Video Consumption Climbed 157% in Past Five Years

Computer based Video Consumption Climbed 157% in Past Five Years

Five years on, computer-based video consumption is going big time. We all knew it would. Nielsen provides some nice insight into not only who is watching it but also on what device and a bit of what kind of content they're watching. So jump on and enjoy the ride.

Netflix Q4 2013: 4K, Net Neutrality, Pre-roll Ads, Original Content

Netflix Q4 2013: 4K, Net Neutrality, Pre roll Ads, Original Content

Netflix Q4 2013 results are just in and the company discuss net neutrality, 4K streaming, pricing structures, and the probability of pre-roll ads. Find out what else CEO Reed Hastings and the Netflix crew had to say.

4K Streaming Video - The Future Bandwidth Monster?

4K Streaming Video   The Future Bandwidth Monster?

Netflix and Amazon are rolling out 4K content and tech companies like Sony and Samsung are releasing 4K ready TVs but what is 4K? Do we really need it and what does it mean for online and streaming video?

Online Video Now 50% of Web Traffic; Netflix And YouTube The Winners

Online Video Now 50% of Web Traffic; Netflix And YouTube The Winners

Netflix and YouTube account for 50% of peak period web traffic with Amazon, Hulu and Facebook all trailing well behind. In contrast, Peer-to-Peer file sharing has fallen to less than 10% of total traffic in North America for the first time ever.

2012 Video Metrix Shows Viewing Stagnant, Exploding Video Advertising

2012 Video Metrix Shows Viewing Stagnant, Exploding Video Advertising

Since I went through all the trouble of making a set of cool charts and graphs to track the whole year of comScore's Video Metrix for 2012, I thought I would also take the time to do a bit of post-year analysis. While there were ...

Weekly Online Video News Round Up - Winter's Coming Edition

Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Winters Coming Edition

So, winter's coming. It might not feel like it just yet...but it is. We had all best be prepared to face it head on. Actually, that reminds me I need to catch up on Game of Thrones again before Season 3 begins in March. Anyway, ...

Advertising is Major Concern for Online Video Consumers Internationally [Study]

Advertising is Major Concern for Online Video Consumers Internationally [Study]

Accenture recently did a study on Video Over Internet Consumers and there were some pretty interesting findings in the report. Today I'm going to look at perceived problems with online video from the consumer standpoint which had some pretty surprising stuff.

Google Laying Fiber Fast in Kansas City, Aiming for Two-Way Gigabit Bandwidth?

Google Laying Fiber Fast in Kansas City, Aiming for Two Way Gigabit Bandwidth?

Remember a while back I talked about the Google project down in Kansas City, or up if you're in the south I suppose? Well, after approval, Google moved the Android Army into action and started laying fiber at a furious pace. Now, they've got over ...

What Does The Latest Nielsen Data Say About Cord Cutting?

What Does The Latest Nielsen Data Say About Cord Cutting?

More consumers are relying on broadband-only connections in their homes, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're cutting the cord. Nielsen's latest three-screen report reveals that there are now 5.1 million broadcast only/broadband homes in the United States, up 23% from last year. Those are homes ...

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