News about Broadband first
Akamai: Average US Broadband Speed is Now 12.6 Mbps -- and Pew reveals that at 20+ Mbps, a majority of Americans have only one choice: cable. Reminder: the FCC definition of broadband is 25 Mbps x 3 Mbps (up from 4x1).
New study shows that Business Broadband has to be at least 4 Mbps upstream, according to Telecompetitor.
Why Cable Companies Are Actually Expecting Subscriber Increases in 2016. (Mainly due to broadband).
FCC gives smaller ISPs a pass on Open Internet rules.
Strategy and other stuff
Lessons from digital telcos: Five initiatives to improve business performance by McKinsey
Reasons business go to cloud: (1) increased agility; (2) lower cost or CAPEX; (3) Elasticity; (4) Breadth of functionality; (5) Go Global in minutes. [tmc]
My view of the UCaaS news.
I talk about Slack often since it came to my attention earlier this year. In less than 2 years it launched (in February of 2014) and grew to 2 million daily users. It is trying to kill email. It is increasing productivity in some organizations. It needs to be used correctly.