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Anne Veigle

Date: 12.08.2016
Multi-sector industry-government engagement is vital if the nation is to stay ahead of the prolific growth and creativity of global cyber threats, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said at a recent USTelecom National Cybersecurity Policy Forum. Pritzker talked up a report that was months in the works commissioned by the President’s...
Date: 11.10.2016
USTelecom strongly urges the Federal Communications Commission to reject policies that would encourage resale of business data services, rather than taking a forward-looking approach to encouraging competition and investment in an already-diverse marketplace. “Backward-looking regulations that encourage resale by making it cheaper will only...
Date: 10.05.2016
Mandated price cuts in the business data services market will do “serious damage” to the financial underpinnings of both competitive and facilities-based providers, with the latter taking the greatest hit, according to a new paper by analyst Anna-Maria Kovacs, visiting scholar with the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy....
Date: 09.07.2016
The disruptive entry of cable operators is not fully captured in the FCC’s 2013 data collection. Since 2014, cable business service units have invested an estimated $6 billion in capital, while competitive fiber providers have invested an estimated $9 billion. Cable companies are enjoying the fruits of their substantial infrastructure...
Date: 07.07.2016
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) privacy proceeding has prompted hundreds of comments complaining about the commission’s “overly broad” proposal. Taking a different stance is a group led by Public Knowledge (PK), which wants stricter privacy regulation aimed only at internet service providers (ISPs). This...
Date: 06.21.2016
Several USTelecom members have filed a motion to strike the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) data framework in the business data services proposal. The motion comes in response to recent acknowledgements by four of the largest cable providers that they significantly undercounted the number of locations that are capable of...
Date: 06.16.2016
A recent Forbes article suggests the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may mandate that broadband providers redesign modems to have bigger backup batteries so customers can “surf the web for up to 8 hours during a power outage,” said author Fred Campbell. The plan may sound good in the abstract, Campbell said, but customers will...
Date: 06.16.2016
A cybersecurity bill passed by Congress last year is helping facilitate sharing of information between industry and government, USTelecom told a House Homeland Cybersecurity Subcommittee hearing. The subcommittee convened the hearing to examine how well the Communications Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA) is performing. USTelecom was one of...
Date: 06.15.2016
Consumers will be deprived of a consistent and predictable approach to the privacy of internet communications if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proceeds with a proposal aimed at regulating only one set of players in the internet economy: broadband internet service providers. In comments filed with the FCC, USTelecom criticized the...
Date: 06.10.2016
A House appropriations bill passed last week would ask the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to study the impact of its set-top box proposal on consumers and industry. The bill got a vote of confidence from two prominent House Democrats, Gene Green of Texas and Yvette Clarke, New York. “The FCC’s proposed rule has the potential...

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