AM/FM radio listening remains steady among millennials, according to Nielsen's "Millennials on Millennials" report, which found that 93% of millennials tune in to traditional AM/FM radio weekly. The report also found that 37% of millennials listen to podcasts at least once per week.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday indicated that he disagrees with President Donald Trump's stance on the media, stating, "It is my view that most news is not fake." McConnell went on to explain that he looks at multiple sources, saying, "I try not to fall in love with any particular source."
Comcast has updated its X1 sports guide for set-tops and its Xfinity Stream App to sort events by league and more easily access scores and schedules. The sports guide on set-top boxes can be accessed through the "guide" button on the X1 remote or through the remote's voice controls.
The Hallmark Channel's ratings are up 9% this year, and Crown Media CEO Bill Abbott attributes that growth to the network's "feel good" content, which offers a break from the daily news cycle. "We intentionally branded ourselves as the happy place," Abbott said of the network, which has seen its ratings grow steadily since late 2015.
DOCSIS 3.1's ability to provide gigabit speeds and bundled services, such as wireless, are giving cable operators a strategic advantage over local exchange carriers, according to Jefferies analyst Mark McCormack. "The time to play catch up has passed, given the time to market advantage that cable has," McCormack wrote to investors.
Verizon has achieved download speeds surpassing 1 gigabit per second in a lab test of 4G gear from Qualcomm and Ericsson. The telecom deployed three-carrier aggregation and 4x4 multiple input, multiple output, or MIMO, technology using licensed spectrum over 12 simultaneous LTE streams.
Every New York state resident will have access to broadband service -- with download speeds of at least 25 megabits per second -- by the end of next year, New York Broadband for All officials say. The state administers a $500 million program that supplies grants to internet service providers in an effort to reach unserved rural areas.
CenturyLink is using artificial intelligence to help narrow down the thousands of sales leads the telecom receives, an operation the company says is particularly effective for small businesses. Conversica's AI agent has brought in $20 in revenue for every $1 spent on the software-as-a-service, CenturyLink said.
The US government's Federal Communications Commission received applications to launch a total of 8,731 non-geostationary orbit satellites in 2016. SpaceX, OneWeb, Boeing and ViaSat are all leading names in the growing satellite market.
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