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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...

AT&T DSL, U-Verse Bandwidth Cap Detrimental to Online Video?

AT&T DSL, U Verse Bandwidth Cap Detrimental to Online Video?

AT&T has announced that they will begin capping the bandwidth on DSL and U-Verse accounts starting in May. The limits will be 150GB (landline DSL) and 250GB (U-Verse), per month. Considering they claim download speeds of up to 24Mbps that's a reduction in bandwidth of …

DirecTV Heads into Streaming Internet Video, Broadband, LTE

DirecTV Heads into Streaming Internet Video, Broadband, LTE

It seems that DirecTV sees the end of satellite and the continuation of more terrestrial operations. Or they are just trying to expand their offerings. Expanding into a subscription-based premium movie service would put them in direcT competition with Netflix and several other studios who …

Open Letter to Broadcast Dinosaurs Bent on Self-Destruction

Open Letter to Broadcast Dinosaurs Bent on Self Destruction

There are all sorts of cool new ways to watch what you want, when you want and where you want, in regards to video entertainment. No matter if it's on your mobile, a tablet or your Super-sized TV screen at home. If it's online, it's …

Comcast Gets into Video Streaming Apps, Flaunts FCC Restrictions?

Comcast Gets into Video Streaming Apps, Flaunts FCC Restrictions?

Yes, it was inevitable, another giant of broadcasting has created another app and tossed it into the ring to vie for online video viewer attention further diluting the market, further splitting our attention and further cluttering your iOS device home screens. I smell a conspiracy …

Web Video Advertising To Grow 55% Annually – Faster Than Any Other Ad Format Online

Web Video Advertising To Grow 55% Annually   Faster Than Any Other Ad Format Online

Online-video advertising spending looks to be growing again in 2011, even after an impressive 40% growth from 2009 to 2010. Media buyers surveyed by Deutsche Bank "Internet Industry Outlook" report (Jan. 18, 2010, see PDF). To fund online-video spending, many predict to cannibalize display advertising and …

Samsung’s Video Streaming Service Raises More Questions Than it Answers

Samsungs Video Streaming Service Raises More Questions Than it Answers

CES is just round the corner and I've got about a hundred emails all talking about how cool some new product is. Everything from a digital cooking thermometer and iPhone App (why someone would ever need that is beyond me) to real, freakin' robots! But …

Giving Users Brand Choice Is Key To Video Ad Success On Short Form

 Giving Users Brand Choice Is Key To Video Ad Success On Short Form

The Pool, a unique research initiative made of people from Publicis Groupe, publishers and advertisers, aimed to identify optimal ad models across emerging media platforms recently put out some new research that says giving consumers the ability to select the ads they see is vital …

YouTube Accounts for 13 Percent of All Mobile Data Usage

YouTube Accounts for 13 Percent of All Mobile Data Usage

The chances are very good that, like a growing number of people, you have a smart phone.  With the rise of the iPhone and Android, there has been an explosion in the adoption of Internet-ready mobile devices.  I knew we'd reached a bit of a …

Mobile Video To Double Up, Reach $1.34B By 2014

Mobile Video To Double Up, Reach $1.34B By 2014

Remember some time back when Mark talked about the expectation that mobile video consumption would see some 500% growth by 2013? That should be roughly 56 exabytes per month, can you put a price on that Twinkie? We can! eMarketer predicts that we'll see a …

Online Video Streaming Reaches Into Rural Markets

Those purveyors of numbers and panel research, comScore, have another report, this time showing how regional ISPs are boosting bandwidth in rural markets. So that means when people aren't out tilling the fields, they're in the house online? It would seem so. The growth numbers …

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