Paul Sweeting

Verizon tells Congress to step up to the plate

In a letter to the bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate Commerce committees, CEO Lowell McAdam lent support to congressional efforts to update the 1996 Telecommunications Act, saying the existing telecommunications laws and regulatory processes are “outdated and broken.”

“It is time for Congress to re-take responsibility for policymaking in the Internet ecosystem,” he wrote.

via Verizon tells Congress to step up to the plate | TheHill.

Report: 29% Of Viewers Abandon Videos When They Encounter Quality Problems

The report, which is based on the responses of 750 viewers ages 26-34, shows that 75% will abandon a sub-par video experience in 4 minutes or less. The worse news for content owners is that one in three are willing to jump amongst content owners if they’re not getting what they came for.

via Report: 29% Of Viewers Abandon Videos When They Encounter Quality Problems – Dan Rayburn – StreamingMediaBlog.com.