We’ve said it before and it is worth saying it again -- when it comes to energy efficiency, less is more. As a global leader in products responsible for broadband and TV entertainment delivery into homes everywhere, we also never lose sight of how we can play a significant role in energy conservation.
That's why we're thrilled to join forces with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) to improve energy efficiency of small network equipment by 10-20 percent. ARRIS broadband modems, routers and gateways will be core to this commitment.
And this agreement builds into our previously stated focus on minimizing energy use. We've long been committed to minimizing our global carbon footprint and energy use through environmentally responsible business operations. And of course, we've shown how we factor this way of thinking into our product innovations. Back in 2013, we voluntarily agreed to reduce the energy usage of our set-top devices along with today's partners - CEA and NCTA - as well as the U.S. Energy Department, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and other industry associations and energy advocates.
Today is yet another step in our commitment to minimize our products' impact on the environment. And we have no plans to slow down!