Competition

West Virginia’s Broadband Abyss Spurs Solutions Across Ideological Divide

With high-speed internet access in West Virginia’s rural areas seriously wanting, Sen Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) is pushing policy proposals favored by players on the right and left.

Incompas asks FCC to open up cable and internet competition for apartment buildings

A trade association is asking the Federal Communications Commission to give apartment building tenants more choices when it comes to internet and cable providers.

LRG: Cable Industry Now has 64% Market Share of Broadband Subscribers

Cable companies were mostly up and the top telecommunications companies all were down in high-speed Internet subscriptions during the second quarter 2017.

Digital platforms force a rethink in competition theory

Anxiety about the health of competition in the US economy — and elsewhere — is growing.

Distinguishing Bandwidth and Latency in Households’ Willingness-to-Pay for Broadband Internet Speed

We measure households’ willingness-to-pay for changes in key home broadband Internet connection features using data from two nationally administered, discrete choice surveys.

A Further Review of the Internet Association's Empirical Study on Network Neutrality and Investment

In a recent perspective, I reviewed a report authored by Dr. Christopher Hooton of the Internet Association on the impact of Net Neutrality regulation on broadband infrastructure investment.

TV and Internet Bundles: A Case Study

With few alternatives, many households are choosing to simply cancel the services they need. A 2015 study found that 15% of American adults had abandoned their paid cable or satellite television service.

Speedtest now has a monthly ranking of global internet speeds

Speedtest has long been the go-to for measuring internet speed, and now it’s launched the Speedtest Global Index, a monthly global ranking that allows you to see how your country stacks up when it comes to internet speed.

One broadband choice still counts as “competition” after court decision on Business Data Services

A Federal Communications Commission decision to eliminate price caps in much of the business broadband market can remain in place after a federal judge denied a petition to halt the FCC order.

Report: US Median Broadband Price is $80 Monthly

The US residential median broadband price was $80 per month during the second quarter of 2017, according to research from Point Topic. Globally, the average residential download speed was 135 Mbps and the average monthly charge was $105.