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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Tables)

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Tables)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Allowance for Credit Losses on Financing Receivables
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
2015
$
2,120

 
9,735

 
(9,093
)
 
2,762

2014
$
1,937

 
8,149

 
(7,966
)
 
2,120

2013
$
1,436

 
7,342

 
(6,841
)
 
1,937

Property, Plant and Equipment
Estimated useful lives by class of asset are as follows:
Leasehold improvements
 
15 years or lease term, if shorter
Machinery and equipment
 
5 - 7 years
Computer systems and software (included in Machinery and Equipment in note 5, Property and Equipment)
 
3 - 5 years
Property and equipment consist of the following (amounts in thousands):
 
As of December 31,
 
2015
 
2014
Property and equipment, net:
 

 
 

Buildings and leasehold improvements
$
1,222

 
$
3,359

Machinery and equipment
52,489

 
44,175

 
53,711

 
47,534

Accumulated depreciation
(27,057
)
 
(24,254
)
 
$
26,654

 
23,280

Future Amortization Expense
Based on subscriber accounts held at December 31, 2015, estimated amortization of subscriber accounts in the succeeding five fiscal years ending December 31 is as follows (amounts in thousands):
2016
$
220,860

2017
$
186,295

2018
$
157,168

2019
$
132,735

2020
$
117,419