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Posted in: broadband access, broadband benefits, broadband deployment, broadband service providers, consumers, industry news, reports and studies, rural America, technology
05.28.2015
Gigabit services are expanding throughout the United States, according to Akamai’s 2014 fourth quarter State of the Internet report released in March, which shows all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., saw increases on a year-over-year basis in average connection speeds compared with the fourth quarter of 2013. Those ranked among the  ...
Posted in: awards, broadband service providers, employment, environment, health care, Internet of Things, technology
05.27.2015
Technology is unleashing new potential to pioneer innovations that not only add value to consumers' lives, but also help solve complex problems around the globe. With this goal in mind, American companies are compelling inventors to compete for prizes and pay their technology advances forward to the rest of the world. This year’s...
Posted in: cybersecurity, Dept of Commerce, NIST, NTIA
05.27.2015
It will take broad participation by multiple stakeholders to address specific cybersecurity challenges, USTelecom said in comments responding to a Department of Commerce query on how to develop security best practices for organizations and consumers. The comments make several suggestions for how the National Telecommunications & Information...
Posted in: employment, reports and studies, social media, technology
05.22.2015
As technology evolves and expands, especially in the social media realm, a person’s virtual presence has become increasingly more visible — and important. According to Forbes, the personal image people project online creates an impression that can either positively or negatively influence the perception of others, including potential...
Posted in: broadband service providers, FCC, Internet regulation, legal and courts, legislation, Open Internet rules, regulatory reform
05.21.2015
There are significant legal risks associated with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) open Internet rule and a “strong likelihood” courts will find the commission exceeded its legal authority, said Kathleen Sullivan, a noted authority on constitutional law who is leading USTelecom’s challenge of the rule. Speaking...
Posted in: broadband benefits, broadband service providers, cable, consumers, Internet of Things, reports and studies, technology
05.21.2015
New data shows telecom and cable companies are gaining an increasing share of the home security market. According to Telecompetitor, research from Barnes Associates cited in a new Imperial Capital report indicates that telecom and cable subscriber growth of home security plans has risen more than 100 percent in a single year, encompassing...
Posted in: Cloud computing, infrastructure, reports and studies, technology, USTelecom webinars
05.20.2015
An increasing number of companies are investing in cloud IT infrastructure — enabling a wide array of digital business transformation projects and initiatives. From mobile and social to big data analytics, apps and marketing, these efforts are leveraging advanced technology and innovation to enhance business success. According to recent...
Posted in: broadband investment, Internet regulation
05.19.2015
A new paper from Hal Singer of the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) sheds light on how the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) open Internet rules under Title II of the Communications Act will dampen the pace of innovation in broadband. The paper estimates the potential negative impact on broadband investment to be $4 billion to $10...
Posted in: consumers, entertainment, legislation, reports and studies, technology
05.18.2015
For many artists, monetizing their music and increasing profitability through steaming services such as Spotify and Pandora has often been a contentious issue as highlighted in this previous USTelecom blog. And now, with the emergence of new paradigms creating more options for streaming music services, regulation has become an important factor in...
Posted in: Big Data, employment, privacy, technology
05.14.2015
Today, the term “big data” broadly encompasses a wide array of industries and applications, and the insights it provides in different business environments has the potential to increase sales performance, customer satisfaction and more. Recently, Automatic Data Processing (ADP) announced plans to enhance its data capabilities to...