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Jon Banks 02.27.2015
In announcing the move to utility-style regulation for broadband providers, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn said Title II doesn’t need to lead to rate regulation. They pointed to the 700 small broadband providers in rural America that purportedly offer retail broadband Internet...
USTelecom Media 02.27.2015
Several recent reports forecast the substantial growth of the Internet-connected car market, highlighting the benefits of these in-vehicle technologies while also flagging potential security concerns. According to Transparency Market Research’s analysis profiled in Telecompetitor, the global connected car market is projected to reach $131.9...
USTelecom Media 02.26.2015
This February, American Heart Month and related CDC’s efforts are helping to raise awareness about cardiovascular health. In addition to apps that drive healthier habits, technologies, including remote monitoring, are making a difference, especially among seniors who are embracing these advances, according to a new survey. Conducted by iTOK...
USTelecom Media 02.24.2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming business results across many industries, yielding measurable opportunities and greater connectivity according to a recent report released by Verizon Enterprise in collaboration with ABI. And, with robust growth in IoT adoption expected in the years ahead, quadrupling by 2020, the report identifies three...
USTelecom Media 02.20.2015
An upcoming vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will determine whether Internet service providers will be reclassified as Title II common carriers to implement Chairman Tom Wheeler’s net neutrality proposal. As this contentious issue unfolds, a new survey released by the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) shows consumer...
Patrick Brogan 02.20.2015
The Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) Billion Dollar Club, a list of tech startups valued at a billion dollars or more, provides clear evidence of significant innovation and growth at the so-called edge of the network absent Title II regulation. This blossoming of technology start-ups has occurred at the same time as large publicly traded...
Karn Dhingra 02.18.2015
USTelecom argued that broadband service providers providing service to consumers do not have any more terminating or originating access monopoly power than broadband service providers that just provide service to businesses like Netflix, in an ex-parte filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today. The ex-parte was filed in response...
USTelecom Media 02.18.2015
As USTelecom has previously discussed, the technology sector is driving investment and growth, and yielding substantive gains for the U.S. economy. A recent Brookings report provides additional insights on this topic, highlighting 50 “advanced American industries” — all of which are closely connected with technology research and...
USTelecom Media 02.17.2015
Across the Internet ecosystem, broadband providers and tech innovators are forging partnerships and launching Internet of Things (IoT) applications — all the while working to ensure security. LightReading reports that AT&T is reaching out to small and midsized utility companies in partnership with General Electric (GE) to deploy smart...
USTelecom Media 02.12.2015
This week, Twitter released its bi-annual transparency report, which details information requests worldwide as social network platforms continue to contend with protecting free speech in the face of political, security and other governmental challenges. According to The New York Times, the report shows a 40 percent increase in government data...