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Dec 11: Final Deadline for Cablefax Program Awards

Dec 14-16: 2020 Virtual Fiber Connect

Jan 11-14: Virtual CES 2021

Jan 13: FCC Open Commission Meeting

Jan 25-28: RealScreen Summit 2021

Research

➢ Compared to July, consumers in November were significantly more likely to make changes to their TV service lineup in the fall.

➢ 1/3 signed up for a new TV service, up 6 points from the summer.

➢ Another 1 in 4 cancelled a TV service, up 5 points from the summer.

➢ Netflix and Disney+ were the most likely to see a net gain in November. Half of those who made changes to their services added Netflix while 1/3 added Disney+.

(Source: Hub’s “Predicting the Pandemic” Research)

Quotable

“Having spent six years as chair of the Telecommunications Subcommittee, I’m proud of the bipartisan work we did to open up spectrum for advanced communications, enact First Net for our first responders, and expand access to high speed internet—although much work remains to fully connect Americans. With the RAY BAUM’s Act we even reauthorized and modernized the FCC, which hadn’t been done in decades… I’ll miss this process, and I’ll miss you, my colleagues. Always remember how important it is, the work you do here, and how much the fate of American way of life rests in your hands every time you put that voting card in one of these machines.”
– Rep Greg Walden (R-OR) delivering his farewell address

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