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USTelecom Media 07.24.2014
Cisco’s recent announcement to expand its pool of app developers underscores a key area of growth for the telecom sector. Apps, considered a ‘disruptive’ technology, have opened the door to new opportunities and revenue streams, and many telecoms are working to expand their efforts on this front. For Cisco, the objective is to...
USTelecom Media 07.23.2014
This month, the Wall Street Journal commemorates its 125th anniversary by featuring a series of op-eds from industry leaders that forecast the future, as well as discuss progress in key sectors. The Internet and the communications landscape, which has enjoyed historic and revolutionary advances, is an integral thread that runs through a number of...
USTelecom Media 07.22.2014
As technology evolves at a rapid rate, the way we access and listen to music continues to shift — and the Internet has played a key role in this change. The recent 2014 Mid-Year Music Industry Report conducted by Nielsen Entertainment and Billboard illustrates the latest fluctuation in our music purchasing habits, with on-demand streaming...
Karn Dhingra
cybersecurity, Senate
07.22.2014
In a letter sent to Senate leaders today, USTelecom along with CTIA and NCTA urged the chamber to pass S. 2588, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a bill that would allow industry to better protect the nation’s telecommunications, wireless and cable network infrastructures. The associations said that that protecting cyber...
USTelecom Media 07.18.2014
According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 76.4 million baby boomers nationwide, representing close to one-quarter of the estimated population. As this generation ages, it’s no surprise that health care is a particularly important and relevant concern. What is the state of baby boomers’ health and how can digital tools...
USTelecom Media 07.17.2014
Today, app innovation continues unabated, with Apple’s iTunes App Store recently reaching 1.2 million apps — on pace with Google’s offerings. And, as Tech Crunch reports, Apple has amassed 75 million downloads of apps to-date. With this expansion comes the question, how are consumers engaging with apps today? A recent Nielsen...
Anne Veigle
Spoofing
07.16.2014
USTelecom Vice President Kevin Rupy provided an update on the latest technologies consumers can use in the frustrating battle against phone scams. Rupy told a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing that a broad-based public-private effort over the past year has focused exclusively on trying to solve telephone abuse. One goal is to develop more...
USTelecom Media 07.16.2014
From the first week to the final match, the 2014 FIFA World Cup generated intense international attention, eliciting a particularly high response from fans. Not only was the tournament a victory for Germany, which defeated Argentina by a single point in the finals, but it was also a huge success story for social media and mobile engagement,...
USTelecom Media 07.15.2014
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should reject proposals to impose Title II regulation on broadband services, USTelecom said in comments being filed with the commission responding to the FCC’s proposed open Internet rules. A shift to last century Title II regulation, even if it could overcome substantial legal hurdles, could...
Mary Schultz 07.14.2014
The Supreme Court recently issued a 6-3 ruling against television service Aereo in a highly visible case where broadcasters claimed the company was in violation of copyright laws by allowing subscribers to view live and time-shifted streams of over-the-air television on Internet-connected devices. Aereo had argued that its antenna system is based...