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Posted in: BDS, broadband service providers, business broadband, Business Data Services, competition, FCC, infrastructure, rulemaking, special access
Date: 06.21.2016
Several USTelecom members have filed a motion to strike the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) data framework in the business data services proposal. The motion comes in response to recent acknowledgements by four of the largest cable providers that they significantly undercounted the number of locations that are capable of...
Posted in: blackouts, broadband service providers, consumers, FCC, Internet regulation, network management, technology, wireless
Date: 06.16.2016
A recent Forbes article suggests the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may mandate that broadband providers redesign modems to have bigger backup batteries so customers can “surf the web for up to 8 hours during a power outage,” said author Fred Campbell. The plan may sound good in the abstract, Campbell said, but customers will...
Posted in: broadband service providers, consumers, cybersecurity, FCC, Internet regulation, privacy
Date: 06.16.2016
A cybersecurity bill passed by Congress last year is helping facilitate sharing of information between industry and government, USTelecom told a House Homeland Cybersecurity Subcommittee hearing. The subcommittee convened the hearing to examine how well the Communications Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA) is performing. USTelecom was one of...
Posted in: broadband access, broadband adoption, broadband deployment, broadband investment, digital, infrastructure, technology
Date: 06.16.2016
Since the introduction of digital technologies into daily life, societies around the world have sought ways to improve quality of life, increase social progress and hasten wealth creation. Now, a new economic index tool to measure this progress has been introduced.   Telefónica, working with London’s Imperial College...
Posted in: broadband service providers, consumers, cybersecurity, FCC, FTC, Internet, Internet regulation, privacy, USTelecom comments
Date: 06.15.2016
Consumers will be deprived of a consistent and predictable approach to the privacy of internet communications if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proceeds with a proposal aimed at regulating only one set of players in the internet economy: broadband internet service providers. In comments filed with the FCC, USTelecom criticized the...
Posted in: broadband deployment, broadband service providers, cable, consumers, cybersecurity, FCC, privacy, set-top box, USTelecom comments , video, video providers
Date: 06.10.2016
A House appropriations bill passed last week would ask the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to study the impact of its set-top box proposal on consumers and industry. The bill got a vote of confidence from two prominent House Democrats, Gene Green of Texas and Yvette Clarke, New York. “The FCC’s proposed rule has the potential...
Posted in: app, consumers, cybersecurity, digital, Internet of Things, online safety, privacy, social media, wireless
Date: 06.10.2016
Mobile applications have become increasingly popular in recent years. As broadband speeds and data storage limits increase, so does the number of mobile apps developed and downloaded. While many people don’t think about the security risks, there is a potential that downloading mobile apps could compromise personal information and private...
Posted in: cybersecurity, FCC, Internet of Things, NIST, USTelecom events
Date: 06.09.2016
DALLAS -- Cybersecurity is a worldwide concern that touches the entire internet economy across all business enterprises, USTelecom President Walter McCormick told a cyber policy panel at the TIA 2016: Network of the Future conference. USTelecom, a co-sponsor of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) event, convened a panel of leading...
Posted in: broadband service providers, FCC, Internet, privacy
Date: 06.08.2016
USTelecom joined with CTA, CTIA, Mobile Future and the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to rethink its proposed privacy rules for broadband internet service providers. “An overwhelming majority of the expert comments filed to date have urged the FCC to change course,...
Posted in: broadband adoption, consumers, Internet, technology, wireless
Date: 06.03.2016
In this modern day, it’s hard to believe that there are still some Americans who do not own a digital device. While the vast majority of adults own at least one of the following: a smartphone, a desktop or laptop or a tablet, about 16 percent of American adults do not own a device that can connect to the internet, according to a Pew Research...