Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed – Week of August 10, 2015

14 Aug 2015

Forbes reported on the benefits of buying your own modem, highlighting the ARRIS SURFboard® SB6141 cable modem.

In its review of the top five best cable modems, Heavy named the ARRIS SURFboard® SB6121 the top cable modem.

According to Rapid TV News, Remor’s report saw 14% growth in video views across screens causing advertisers to buy into multiscreen campaigns.

Multichannel News  reported on a survey by Cable.co.uk stating that approximately 69% of consumers don’t know what kind of speed they have in their broadband packages.

Lastly, an article from FierceCable noted that consumers saved US$ 500 million on power bills since the voluntary energy-savings initiative was enacted by cable companies.

  1. Buying Your Own Modem Can Cut Your Internet Bill -- But It's Often Anything But Easy (August 11, 2015) By Seth Porges, Forbes: There are few things more aggravating than finding a new line on a bill. It’s become increasingly common for Internet providers to charge customers a monthly fee for the privilege of renting their modems.
  2. Top 5 Best Cable Modems (August 11, 2015) By Matt Malmlund, Heavy: Though combination modem/routers are growing more in popularity because of their sheer convenience, most networking experts agree that having a separate modem and router yields better wireless speeds and ranges for the price value.
  3. Majority of ad buys are now multiscreen (August 7, 2015) By Michelle Clancy, RapidTV News: Seven out of ten advertisers are now buying multiscreen campaigns, according to data from Tremor Video's ad platform, with mobile alone accounting for half or more views on many top streaming sites, including YouTube.
  4. Study: Most Broadband Subs Don’t Know Their Speed  (August 12, 2015) By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News: When it comes to broadband, speed is the name of the game.
  5. Energy-efficient pay-TV set-tops have saved consumers US$ 500M over two years, report claims (August 7, 2015) By Daniel Frankel, FierceCable: Energy-efficient set-tops have saved American consumers US$ 500 million on their power bills in the two years since the cable industry enacted a voluntary energy-savings initiative, a report released by the NCTA claims.
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