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Anne Veigle

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...
Date: 06.09.2016
DALLAS -- Cybersecurity is a worldwide concern that touches the entire internet economy across all business enterprises, USTelecom President Walter McCormick told a cyber policy panel at the TIA 2016: Network of the Future conference. USTelecom, a co-sponsor of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) event, convened a panel of leading...
Date: 05.13.2016
Verizon’s FiOS and AT&T’s U-Verse are making significant subscribership gains, according to a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report. Overall, telecom video services gained 1.4 million subscribers in 2014, while cable subscribership dipped slightly and direct broadcast satellite subscriptions remained about the same,...
Date: 05.11.2016
Small companies will not be harmed by a change in vendors in the contract for phone number porting, which enables consumers to keep their phone numbers when they switch carriers, USTelecom told the Federal Communications Commission. USTelecom continues to view the contract’s transition to Telcordia as a “positive change for companies...

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