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Posted in: broadband deployment, infrastructure, network management
05.05.2016
The OpenStack Summit in Austin is a barometer of just how far the company has come – growing from 75 attendees in 2010 to more than 7,500 participants from 62 countries in 2016. OpenStack, an open source software company enabling private and public clouds, recently reached a “tipping point,” according to Forbes commentary on the...
Posted in: set-top box
05.05.2016
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposal to regulate the cable TV set-top box market is drawing bipartisan concern from congressional lawmakers. Over 60 members of the House are worried the agency’s plan could potentially hurt small and rural broadband service providers, lead to copyright violations, and promote the...
Posted in: reports and studies, telecommuting
05.03.2016
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer ignited a fierce debate when she banned telecommuting from the company, citing the need for greater workplace collaboration to spark innovation. Some companies, like Best Buy, followed suit, terminating their work-from-home policy, while others remained favorable to employees’ working remotely. In the years since...
Posted in: cybersecurity, reports and studies
05.02.2016
The technological landscape has shifted over the past decade, with corporate policies striving to keep pace and embrace the modern digital workplace. The days of the company-issued Blackberry or laptop is increasingly being supplanted by the “bring your own device” (BYOD) trend, enabling employees to use their personal smartphones and...
Posted in: BDS, broadband investment, business broadband, Business Data Services, CLEC, FCC, ILECs, infrastructure, special access
04.28.2016
Competition to serve businesses that need specialized connections for data and the Internet–what the FCC calls Business Data Services (BDS) - is strong pretty much everywhere those businesses choose to locate. A variety of companies have been competing for these customers for decades and relatively new entrants like cable companies have...
Posted in: consumers, cybersecurity, digital, privacy, technology
04.27.2016
As experts analyze methods of tightening security, biometric technologies show promise – but are not without risk and also raise privacy concerns. In the face of these challenges, researchers and companies continue to innovate and test biometric applications that have important implications from national security to enhanced patient care to...
Posted in: broadband benefits, broadband service providers, competition, consumers, digital, entertainment, video, video providers
04.25.2016
Digital viewing habits are fundamentally changing – particularly among younger audiences. Recent research from Limelight Networks indicates smartphones are the most commonly used device for digital downloads and video has surpassed music in terms of mobile consumption. Millennials are digitally engaged with greater frequency and for longer...
Posted in: USTelecom comments , video
04.22.2016
Rather than helping consumers, a proposal to “unlock” the set-top box model will drive up costs, erode well-established consumer protections and threaten copyright and privacy protections, USTelecom said in comments filed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The proposal would require multi-channel programming distributors (...
Posted in: broadband service providers, environment, industry news
04.22.2016
Earth Day, celebrated this year on April 22, raises awareness of the need to reduce damage to the environment. More than 90 percent of corporations, including the nation’s leading telecommunications providers, are making substantial commitments to limit their environmental impact, according to a survey conducted by Ingersoll Rand with...
Posted in: consumers, public safety, Robocalls
04.21.2016
Robocalls continue to be a main focus for USTelecom and a broad range of industry partners. As part of that effort, USTelecom recently participated in the third annual No-Call Law Enforcement Summit held in Indianapolis from April 21 – 22, 2016. Attorney General Greg Zoeller of Indiana and Joe Bindbeutel, Chief Counsel of the Missouri...