Insight Research has released a report on what rural America wants from the broadband world. While those of us who are city dwelling folk might believe our country cousins are not as sophisticated in their knowledge of what is out there, that is not true. Insight's report, The Rural Telecom Consumer and Broadband Access*, presents the interest in current technologies such as PCs, cable modems, ...
Broadband living is becoming a way of life, but are service providers' rollout plans in line with user demand? The Moving Towards Broadband Ubiquity research study aims to find out. The study, which is being conducted by research firm Cahners In-Stat Group, in conjunction with CED and its sister publication, Broadband Week, will measure broadband deployment and implementation over the coming ye...
SCTE members are getting a new perk. As part of a new agreement between the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and Internet Cable Corporation, a provider of cable infrastructure services, broadband training solutions, and wireless integration services, Internet Cable will provide various broadband training services to the SCTE's members.
Never mind the tropical breezes. Miami Beach, Fla. Charter subscribers will be inside trying out their new i-TV digital services from Wink Communications. According to Charter, which is the fourth largest MSO with more than six million subs, the company is the first in South Florida to offer i-TV in conjunction with Wink.
Rant Technology and Concurrent Computer have blended their two technologies and created an end-to-end system solution for content delivery from film and advertising studios to service providers over satellite and terrestrial networks. Concurrent has cobbled its MediaHawk video server with Rant's Digital Asset Management System.
MetaTV and ad agency-extraordinaire J. Walter Thompson have put their talents together and created a TV-centric interactive platform for Ford Motor Company's website. MetaTV capitalized on the back-end infrastructure of Ford's existing website and transformed its content into enhanced, TV-centric designs for the AT&T Digital Cable Network using the WorldGate headend systems.
WorldGate subscribers will soon have better online shopping opportunities. Commerce.TV 's data processing network, CoreTVnet, will contribute its t-commerce features to WorldGate subs using advanced digital set-top boxes. The combination of Commerce.TV and WorldGate services is expected to spark subscriber interest even further in online shopping and pump up cable operators' revenue streams.
VeriSign, a Internet trust services provider, will be the gatekeeper of CableLabs Root Certificate Authority. The Root Certificate Authority establishes the hierarchy to use digital certificates securing cable modems across the industry. This implements the cable modem security provisions detailed in CableLabs' DOCSIS 1.
SuperCable Venezuela, that country's largest MSO, is deploying Motorola's interactive digital cable platform in its new cable system in Bogota, Colombia. This is the first all-digital cable TV system of its kind in Latin America. The system is already in use in Caracas, Venezuela. SuperCable will offer digital video and digital audio services using Motorola's DCT line of digital set-top termina...
Just when you thought it couldn't get any faster, Broadcom has come up with BCM5840, which is, according to Broadcom, the world's first single-chip 2.4 Gigabit per second (Gbps) IP security processor. The BCM5840 is designed specifically for Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), eliminating bottlenecks by delivering security encryption and authentications at super fast speeds over the Internet.
Royal Philips Electronics is expecting great things from Modem Media. Modem Media, which provides Internet strategies, will be a global partner for Web applications development and designer for two of Philips' major business divisions: Consumer Electronics (PCE) and Domestic Appliances and Personal Care (DAP).
Are you losing faith in the ancient weatherman your local station has kept around since you were watching Captain Kangaroo? Get online instead. Intellicast.com and Time Warner Cable have launched Broadband Weather, a new online service that delivers sophisticated weather information especially suited for high-speed Internet access because of the types of graphics and images the service offers.
Before MediaOne Group was swallowed by AT&T, their tagline was, "This is Broadband. This is the way." Consumer use seems to indicate the company was right. Excite@Home conducted a study which shows that broadband users are more highly educated, earn more money and have more Internet experience than those who access the Internet via dial-up connections.
Business to Business Magazine's has named Scientific-Atlanta Company of the Year. The January 2001 issue of the magazine notes the evolution of Scientific-Atlanta's products and services and the recent deployment of interactive television applications, including video-on-demand, e-mail, and Web browsing, across cable systems, represent millions of subscribers throughout North America.
Lots of couch potatoes sit in front of the TV and ask their glowing screens, "Where'd you get that stupid idea?" Now for all you channel surfers who think you can do better, here's your chance. Interactive TV Pitch, an event sponsored by Microsoft TV, gives those who have what they think are brilliant interactive television show ideas, 60 seconds to pitch their concepts to a panel of industry d...