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, 2016
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
2016
$
2,762

 
10,785

 
(10,504
)
 
3,043

2015
$
2,120

 
9,735

 
(9,093
)
 
2,762

2014
$
1,937

 
8,149

 
(7,966
)
 
2,120

Schedule of Property and Equipment Useful Lives
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,
 
2016
 
2015
Property and equipment, net:
 

 
 

Buildings and leasehold improvements
$
1,404

 
$
1,222

Machinery and equipment
55,691

 
52,489

 
57,095

 
53,711

Accumulated depreciation
(28,825
)
 
(27,057
)
 
$
28,270

 
26,654

Schedule of Future Amortization Expense
Based on subscriber accounts held at December 31, 2016, estimated amortization of subscriber accounts in the succeeding five fiscal years ending December 31 is as follows (amounts in thousands):
2017
$
215,369

2018
$
181,708

2019
$
153,417

2020
$
134,817

2021
$
120,391