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September, 2012


With the stratospheric rise of video being consumed through smartphones, the world's largest TV manufacturers are betting that people hooked on smartphone content will want to go home and see that content on bigger, higher resolution screens, according to a recent New York Times article.


Don’t miss your opportunity to attend these three great events. Join USTelecom this Thursday, September 13 at 1:00 PM (ET) for its “Human Resources Seminar.” This online seminar explains the latest on performance-based pay, creating a competitive culture, improving morale, fulfilling goals and objectives, and overall management of your human resources needs.


According to an article in a recent issue of Computerworld,  an elite hacker group calling themselves the "Elderwood Project," after a source code variable used by the hackers, has an inexhaustible supply of zero-day vulnerabilities that have not yet been publicized, nor  patched by their respective software vendors.


As noted in Politico, Communications Daily and TR Daily, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) wants the Federal Communications Commission to update its regulatory fee process to “reflect the current telecommunications industry,” according to a report made public this week.


Regulators need to broaden their horizons when evaluating competition in broadband markets, panelists said at a USTelecom Breakfast Briefing today featuring policy experts Jonathan Sallet and Jeffrey Eisenach. In a discussion moderated by Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Sallet and Eisenach called for new ways of thinking about competition among Internet-reliant companies that transitions away from the silos created in outdated telecom laws.


A recent filing at the FCC indicates that the vast majority of Sprint’s recent purchases of backhaul for its wireless network are from competitive providers, rather than the large incumbent telcos.  This fact runs counter to its long-standing claims that it has no choice for such services other than special access services purchased from AT&T and Verizon.  


The Federal Communications Commission should heed the recent call of the Government Accountability Office and adopt a comprehensive approach toward reforming its regulatory fee structure, USTelecom told the commission in comments filed Sept. 17.


We’ve come a long way since the LP record. Today, streaming music -- spurred on by websites such as Spotify and Pandora, as well as digital downloads -- is offering listeners easy access to a vast treasure trove of music.  And a recent Strategy Analytics study shows digital music sales will pass physical sales this year in the U.S., and will do so worldwide 2015.


Broadband continues to play a vital role in unleashing health IT advances.  From mobile technologies that aid patients and inform physicians to new studies that demonstrate Internet-backed healthcare gains, broadband is making a difference.


Now that the summer travel season is officially over, it's official: this past summer saw a boom in the numbers of Americans tapping into broadband for trip-planning purposes.  A recent Nielsen study demonstrates the explosive growth of smartphone usage for travel.  For instance: