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Anne Veigle 04.17.2015
USTelecom President Walter McCormick told C-SPAN Congress should give the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) clear authority to enact open Internet rules. Appearing with Public Knowledge Vice President Chris Lewis in a discussion of the FCC’s open Internet order, McCormick said the commission exceeded legal boundaries when it adopted...
USTelecom Media 04.16.2015
Prior to last week’s launch of the Apple Watch, there was no shortage of fanfare or media interest. Even though the smart watch commands the highest price tag in its category, and by some accounts, has a steep learning curve for consumers to overcome, it does not appear to be deterring early sales. As the The Washington Post reported, the...
USTelecom Media 04.15.2015
The results of recent U.S. department of Labor reports have been somewhat conflicting when it comes to employment statistics as The New York Times reports. While employment rates reflect only small overall gains, other figures indicate that February marked a 14-year high in job openings. This surge suggests hiring could be on the rise for some...
Anne Veigle 04.13.2015
USTelecom filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) open Internet order on grounds that it is arbitrary and capricious, and violates federal law. “In challenging the legality of the FCC’s Open Internet order, USTelecom believes the FCC used the wrong...
USTelecom Media 04.10.2015
Connecting commercial buildings and multi-tenant spaces to high-speed Internet via fiber is on the rise according to new research from Vertical Systems Group. Statistics from this study show that the percentage of fiber-connected buildings reached more than 42 percent by the end of 2014, quadrupling since 2004. In Vertical’s worldwide survey...
USTelecom Media 04.08.2015
As the 2016 presidential race gains momentum, online engagement is expected to play a key role on the campaign trail. In announcing their candidacy, Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) relied on digital platforms to spread the news, utilizing both Twitter and Facebook to garner advance support according to CBS News. And, with the increase in...
USTelecom Media 04.07.2015
The proliferation of apps and on-the-go online connectivity continues to drive smartphone adoption and engagement. According to a new Pew Research Center report, 64 percent of American adults now own smartphones — up from 35 percent in 2011. Key findings from this study show that a wide range of owners from diverse demographic backgrounds...
USTelecom Media 04.03.2015
With more than 1.4 billion monthly active users, Facebook has established itself as a dominant social media player. However, as founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged in his remarks during Facebook’s recent developer conference, the key to a company’s continued success is to seize ongoing innovation opportunities. Zuckerberg also...
USTelecom Media 04.02.2015
In the ongoing war on terror, Iraqi forces were recently able to recapture Tikrit from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). But ISIL is also fighting on another front — taking the war online by propagating violent extremist messaging through social media channels. To combat this onslaught, POLITICO reports that the White House...
USTelecom Media 04.01.2015
With the launch of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative, a new era in health care has arrived. Rather than applying uniform treatment to patients with the same conditions, the initiative seeks to mine data to customize medical care based on individual characteristics. But, as this Brookings blog notes, while this approach holds a...