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➢ The 4Q19 weighted average broadband usage in the US was 344GB, 27% more than the 4Q18 average of 270.2GB.

➢ Median usage rose 32% from 144.8GB to 190.7GB during the same period.

➢ Power usage continued to rise in 4Q19 with more than 7.2% of subscribers consuming more than 1TB/month, an 80% increase YOY.

➢ Extreme power users of more than 2TB/month rose 123% to 0.76% of all subs.
(Source: OpenVault)

Up Ahead

Feb 16-18: NCTC Winter Educational Conference; Las Vegas
March 5-6: MFM CFO Summit, Ft Lauderdale
March 10: FSF 12th Annual Telecom Policy Conference; DC
March 17-19: ACA Connects Summit; DC
March 25: T. Howard Foundation 27th Annual Diversity Awards Dinner; NYC
April 2-5: Adaptive Spirit; Vail, Colorado

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“The early learnings on Disney+ blew us away, and I think what it says is content is alive and very healthy. When you think about the amount of scale that’s being attracted to these platforms, you might have thought that viewers were being drawn to the platform because there were no ads, we actually think they’re being drawn because of the content. When you see 28mln subscribers in a very short amount of time, a small percentage of it was actually due to the deal we did with Verizon. That again speaks to the health of content.” – Disney evp, client & brand solutions Linda Valentino at the VAB Impact Video Leadership Summit

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