Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Tables)

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Tables)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Summary of Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
A summary of activity in the allowance for doubtful accounts is as follows (amounts in thousands):
 
Balance
Beginning
of Year
 
Charged
to Expense
 
Write-Offs
and Other
 
Balance
End of
Year
2018
$
4,162

 
12,300

 
(12,703
)
 
3,759

2017
$
3,043

 
11,014

 
(9,895
)
 
4,162

2016
$
2,762

 
10,785

 
(10,504
)
 
3,043

Schedule of Useful Lives By Class of Asset
Estimated useful lives by class of asset are as follows:
Leasehold improvements
 
15 years or lease term, if shorter
Computer systems and software
 
3 - 5 years
Furniture and fixtures
 
5 - 7 years
Property and equipment consist of the following (amounts in thousands):
 
As of December 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Property and equipment, net:
 

 
 

Leasehold improvements
$
771

 
$
1,592

Computer systems and software
73,283

 
65,985

Furniture and fixtures
3,016

 
2,855

 
77,070

 
70,432

Accumulated depreciation
(40,531
)
 
(37,643
)
 
$
36,539

 
$
32,789

Schedule of Future Amortization Expense
Based on subscriber accounts held at December 31, 2018, estimated amortization of subscriber accounts in the succeeding five fiscal years ending December 31 is as follows (amounts in thousands):
2019
$
185,338

2020
$
161,949

2021
$
143,426

2022
$
130,246

2023
$
121,634