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USTelecom Media 08.20.2014
From smartphones to tablet computers to e-readers, American consumers have rapidly embraced mobile digital devices. These Internet-connected technologies not only enable people to work collaboratively and communicate in a variety of ways, but they also provide entertainment platforms and much more. With so many reasons to stay tuned in, how often...
USTelecom Media 08.19.2014
Schools will soon be back in session, but traditional back-to-school shopping is undergoing a fundamental shift. According to the seventh edition of the Deloitte “Back-to-School” survey, the rise of Internet-driven e-commerce and the increasing use of digital devices are changing the shopping habits of consumers, “diminishing the...
USTelecom Media 08.18.2014
Worldwide smartphone adoption is soaring, projected to grow 25 percent this year over 2013, according to eMarketer. Alongside this growth, the number of app downloads and the time consumers are spending on apps is rising. According to a Wall Street Journal report, as of this past June, consumers have downloaded 30 billion apps from the Apple App...
Patrick Brogan 08.15.2014
In comments filed at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and in an earlier blog, net neutrality proponent Free Press, is making a puzzling and questionable claim that broadband investment will not be harmed by reclassification to common carrier regulation under Title II of the Communications Act. In fact, Free Press makes the incorrect...
USTelecom Media 08.14.2014
This week, the news reported by The New York Times that the Aloft Hotel will soon be testing the robotic bellhop, ‘Botlr,’ is a prime example of how robots will participate in the U.S. job marketplace. A recent report from the Pew Research Internet Project, in partnership with Elon University, offers broad insight on this topic based...
USTelecom Media 08.13.2014
The Internet offers a wealth of educational resources, including apps that teach kids geography, math, spelling and more. But with these learning tools come privacy and protection challenges for parents — and key information that will help ensure a safe, positive experience for kids online.   In 1998, the Federal Trade Commission...
Mary Schultz 08.12.2014
A significant shift in consumer choice and market preferences is creating new challenges for 21st century regulators according to a study recently released by the Internet Innovation Alliance. Authored by policy scholar and communications industry analyst Dr. Anna-Maria Kovacs, “The New Network Compact: Consumers Are in Charge,”...
Anne Veigle 08.11.2014
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) needs to promptly move forward to finalize universal service high-cost mechanisms for both price cap and rate-of-return carriers, USTelecom said in comments about the commission’s “further notice” on reform of the high-cost program. USTelecom expressed support for an efficient and...
Anne Veigle 08.08.2014
Congress should refrain from a “prescriptive interconnection regime,” and work toward policies aimed at protecting consumers regardless of technology or platform used in delivering communication services, USTelecom said in a paper responding to the House Commerce Committee’s call for input on interconnection of telecom services...
USTelecom Media 08.08.2014
Companies continue to learn more about engaging with customers online and building their brand via Internet-driven channels. A new report from Forrester Research, “The Social Users You Want to Reach Are On Mobile,” reveals key insights regarding the role of mobile and social engagement in terms of growing brand connections, which could...