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Posted in: consumers, cybersecurity, data management, digital, reports and studies
Date: 02.23.2017
Data thefts are the stuff of lurid headlines and baleful identity protection ads. While they may not be as pervasive as death and taxes, data thefts have impacted the lives of nearly two-thirds of Americans, according to a new analysis by Pew Research. From fraudulent charges on a credit card to a hijacked online social media account, 64 percent...
Posted in: broadband deployment, broadband investment, infrastructure, NARUC, rural America, USTelecom appearance
Date: 02.14.2017
Next-generation networks increasingly will play a critical role in upgrading the efficiency of the nation’s infrastructure assets, USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter said during a panel focused on infrastructure and investment at NARUC’s 2017 winter meeting. Spalter appeared on a panel with executives from the water, oil...
Posted in: broadband benefits, broadband service providers, consumers, digital, Internet
Date: 02.14.2017
Technical glitches in online streaming for this year’s Super Bowl marks the third year in a row that over-the-top providers faced challenges in delivering the big game to cord cutters. As the Patriots rallied against the Falcons in the fourth quarter, viewers using the Fox Sports Go app had their connection go down for a brief, but critical...
Date: 02.13.2017
Global mobile internet traffic is expected to grow seven times from 2016 to 2021, and U.S. mobile traffic will grow five times, according to a new mobile traffic forecast released by the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI). Mobile traffic growth reflects exciting innovations in areas such as mobile devices, mobile online video, the Internet of...
Posted in: broadband access, broadband adoption, broadband deployment, broadband investment, broadband service providers, consumers, infrastructure
Date: 02.10.2017
“Broadband first” is a major policy goal at USTelecom, USTelecom Vice President Diane Holland said at the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council’s Broadband and Social Justice Summit in a panel discussion on broadband and 5G deployment. This means working with the Congress and the new administration on programs that...
Posted in: broadband deployment, broadband investment, broadband service providers, consumers, infrastructure, Smart Grid, smart tech, Tech Transition, technology
Date: 02.03.2017
The Philips Hue light bulbs in the broadband households of Louisville, Kentucky can change color to display the severity of air quality warnings. Amazon Echo smart speakers deliver flash briefings from the mayor’s office and tell Louisville residents the date of the next junk pickup in their neighborhood. A pioneer in the smart city...
Posted in: Administration , broadband benefits, broadband deployment, broadband investment, business broadband, consumers, infrastructure, Internet of Things
Date: 02.01.2017
Remarks by USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter Broadband First: Investing in America’s Infrastructure January 26, 2017 It was 60-plus years ago when President Dwight Eisenhower, fresh from World War II Europe’s front-row seat where he was able to see the efficiency of the German autobahn, came back to the United States...
Posted in: broadband access, broadband adoption, consumers, digital, infrastructure, Internet of Things, smart tech, technology, wireless
Date: 01.31.2017
“Open sesame!” the magical phrase that reveals a hidden treasure, was once the stuff of legend and fairy tales, but today it’s been replaced by “Hello, Siri,” “Alexa,” or “Ok, Google” as a way to instantly unlock the riches of the internet. Earlier this month on the exhibit floor of CES 2017...
Posted in: broadband access, broadband adoption, broadband benefits, consumers, Internet, wireless
Date: 01.25.2017
Information overload has become an inescapable part of life for connected Americans, as every Google search delivers thousands, if not millions, of links and every Pinterest post leads to a seemingly endless chain of “more like this” images. Coping with information overload might actually be easier for consumers who use more gadgets...
Posted in: broadband benefits, broadband investment, broadband service providers, consumers, infrastructure, wireless
Date: 01.19.2017
Put millions of Facebook Live, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram uploads on the National Mall on Inauguration Day and communications gridlock seems a likely peril. Fortunately, USTelecom members are rolling out new equipment and innovative technologies to keep customers connected amidst the expected data surge as up to a million people converge for...