Remember getting online in 2004? With download speeds in the single digits, downloading a video was a time consuming, frustrating task. In the past 12 years, download speeds have increased tremendously, making the Internet experience much more pleasurable and efficient. And we’re getting that higher speed at a much lower cost, as this graph from the National Cable and Telecommunications Association shows:


In addition to faster, more affordable broadband speeds, cable customers are getting more bang for their buck with increased video offerings and other technology, such as TV Everywhere, enhanced viewing options, Wi-Fi hotspots and whole house services, just to name a few.