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Dec 4: Cablefax Most Powerful Women 2020 Virtual Celebration

Dec 4: 2020 Cable TV Pioneers Induction Ceremony

Dec 11: Final Deadline for Cablefax Program Awards

Dec 14-16: 2020 Virtual Fiber Connect

Jan 11-14: Virtual CES 2021

Research

➢ The monthly weighted average data consumed by subscribers in 3Q20 was 383.8GB, up nearly 40% from 2019.

➢ The overall percentage of subscribers provisioned for gigabit-speed surpassed 5% for the first time, reaching 5.6%.

➢ The power user category trajectory remains on the rise with 8.8% of weighted average subscribers now consuming over 1TB of data/month, up 110% from 2019.

(Source: 3Q20 OpenVault Broadband Insights Report)

Quotable

“Newsmax would never become ‘Trump TV.’ We have always seen ourselves as an independent news agency, and we want to continue with that mission. But we are open—[Trump] is going to be a political and media force after he leaves the White House, and we would be open to talking to him about a weekly show… we would like to overtake Fox News in the next 12 months, and I think it’s do-able… Newsmax is moderately conservative and we will continue to have a moderately conservative viewpoint on things—including the president.”

– Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy speaking to Variety on the network’s direction following the 2020 election

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