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Anne Veigle 09.19.2014
Congress should keep in mind the dramatic changes in the voice telephone marketplace since 1996, as it contemplates updating the Communications Act, USTelecom said in comments filed with the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The comments address the high-cost and low-income programs, and provide a framework for thinking about revising the...
USTelecom Media 09.18.2014
Traditionally, America’s younger generations have been avid adopters of technology, and a new Pew Research Internet Project report focusing on Americans ages 16-29 verifies this age group’s broad Internet and device engagement. The research also reveals the library habits of Millennials, finding that while public library visits among...
USTelecom Media 09.17.2014
Many organizations have effectively increased donations using modern communications channels. One recent example of the viral potential of such platforms is the highly visible media campaign created by ALS that used the theme of an “Ice Bucket Challenge” to raise funds and draw attention to a worthy cause. It also demonstrated how a...
USTelecom Media 09.16.2014
The ways in which Americans utilize media — from time-shifted television to video viewing via computers and mobile devices — has changed significantly over the past few years. Nielsen’s Cross-Platform Report illustrates this shift, with the recent data showing a decline in traditional television viewing and the rise of overall...
Anne Veigle 09.15.2014
The Federal Communications Commission should ignore attempts to distort historical record, evidence and the law by those who favor antiquated regulation for broadband, USTelecom said in the open Internet proceeding “reply comments” filed Sep. 15. Instead, the commission should focus on successes that have been achieved in the broadband...
USTelecom Media 09.12.2014
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are designed to provide interactive user forums that help build a community for students, professors and teaching assistants. They also have been touted as an affordable, accessible online learning option. However, there is debate among educators as to their overall benefits. According to a recent PBS NewsHour...
Walter McCormick 09.11.2014
President Obama has appropriately focused on the importance of investment in infrastructure to stimulate the economy, create jobs and lead to improved American competitiveness. Similarly, Federal Communications Commission Chairman (FCC) Tom Wheeler recently gave remarks talking about importance in broadband infrastructure in communications. We...
Anne Veigle 09.10.2014
AT&T and Verizon were No. 1 and 2, respectively, on the Progressive Policy Institute’s third annual “Investment Heroes” list of companies ranked by capital expenditures released today. The companies were among 25 that invested more than $152 billion in the U.S. last year. The report finds that many companies have held off on...
USTelecom Media 09.10.2014
The influence of the Internet of Things (IoT) extends across many industries and has myriad applications. One key area of growth is in U.S. homes where objects with Internet-connected sensors can aid everything from home security, energy consumption — and more. Just this week, AT&T announced it plans to expand its home security and...
USTelecom Media 09.09.2014
The recent history of Internet and computing includes a number of industry luminaries who invented key technologies while attending college. From Mark Zuckerberg’s launch of Facebook to Bill Gates development of software that led the way to Microsoft, these examples highlight how a student’s technology creation can grow and shape new...