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broadband adoption
10.17.2014
Digital engagement is playing an incresingly important role in reaching voters and driving campaign victories as evidenced in recent U.S. presidential and midterm elections. As a result, Democrats and Republicans are seeking to provide a strong digital toolbox to micro-target voters for maximum effect. According to Politico, more limited budgets...
USTelecom Media
health care
10.16.2014
Rising numbers of consumers — 72 percent — are utilizing search engines to seek health information according to a recent Pew Internet survey. And, as this Washington Post article notes, Google is looking to tap into this trend with a new offering that would give those engaged in these online searches an opportunity to talk with a...
USTelecom Media 10.16.2014
As USTelecom discussed in a recent blog post, the nation’s broadband providers are investing substantially in elevating America’s high-speed broadband performance. These efforts by big and small providers have placed the Internet speeds of the top 10 U.S. states on par with the highest levels of connectivity in the world’s top 10...
Robert Mayer 10.14.2014
Cybersecurity is taking a step forward with the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, which has become a common discussion point for advancing cybersecurity risk management activities, USTelecom said in comments filed with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Many of USTelecom’s members already...
USTelecom Media 10.10.2014
Telemedicine holds considerable potential for reducing health care costs, enhancing patient care and rendering earlier diagnoses. One key area in which telemedicine tools and strategies are also making substantive progress in hospital readmissions, evidenced in a recent Geisinger study. According to this research, which examined the results of a...
Mary Schultz 10.09.2014
In an age where many American consumers are turning to the Internet for video and gaming, it’s no surprise that there is growing demand for faster broadband service. Fortunately, the marketplace is responding to this demand, providing consumers with competitive options. Wireline broadband providers, both big and small, have committed a...
USTelecom Media 10.08.2014
While industry experts frequently forecast the future of technology, consumers are less often given the opportunity to share their predictions and attitudes about what technology holds. A recent McAfee study, Safeguarding the Future of Digital America in 2025, which surveyed 1,500 U.S. consumers, provides insight into their thoughts and...
Walter McCormick 10.06.2014
Our nation’s broadband networks need high levels of investment to bring increased speeds and greater competition. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has emphasized the need for greater levels of competition to drive investment, and bring about new innovation and consumer and economic benefits. We share these same concerns...
Walter McCormick 10.06.2014
President Obama is right in calling attention to the importance of investment in infrastructure to stimulate the economy, create jobs, and lead to improved American competitiveness. As Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has emphasized, nowhere is this more important than in the communications sector, where our nation’s...
Anne Veigle 10.03.2014
USTelecom recently convened a panel of industry, legal and think tank experts to discuss approaches to the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed rules for governing broadband Internet services. Moderated by Washington Post reporter Brian Fung, the panel discussed the viability of allowing two-sided business arrangements, and whether...