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Jon Banks

Date: 04.13.2016
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is preparing to designate spectrum for 5G this summer, a step that will help establish America’s global leadership in next generation technologies. Meeting the 5G challenge will require building new fiber connections to thousands of 5G sites. Similarly, American businesses across the country...
Posted In: special access
Date: 11.10.2015
After years of wrangling over whether the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should revise its current approach for regulating special access services provided by traditional telecom companies, the commission rightfully decided to proceed down a fact-based path to determine the right policy approach to take. First it issued a voluntary...
Date: 07.30.2015
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to impose public utility regulation on broadband Internet access service violates decades of long-standing law and regulatory policy, according to a brief filed by USTelecom and others with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. According to the brief, the order...
Date: 03.03.2015
Prior to voting to put in place a stringent new regulatory regime for the Internet, Chairman Wheeler began with some stirring words – this is not “a secret plan to regulate the Internet … This is no more a plan to regulate the Internet than the First Amendment is a plan to regulate free speech.” I’m a First Amendment...
Date: 02.27.2015
In announcing the move to utility-style regulation for broadband providers, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn said Title II doesn’t need to lead to rate regulation. They pointed to the 700 small broadband providers in rural America that purportedly offer retail broadband Internet...
Date: 11.08.2013
Marvin Ammori prophesies the “End of the Internet as We Know It” when a court in Washington, D.C. decides a case involving some relatively recent Federal Communications Commission Internet rules. While no one can predict precisely what a court will do, this forecast of impending doom doesn’t stand up  to the well-documented...
Date: 04.04.2011
Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began the long-awaited process of reforming the complex and intertwined universal service support mechanisms and intercarrier compensation regime. This process will have a profound impact on our industry and our companies. Last week, USTelecom held a free webinar, “FCC...
Date: 02.04.2011
What’s the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) recent Open Internet Order all about? More specifically — and perhaps more importantly — what’s the impact of the Order on broadband service providers? USTelecom tackled both of these questions in a free webinar featuring Bennett Ross and Brendan Carr of Wiley Rein...
Date: 11.22.2010
Today, Free Press held a press conference calling on the Federal Communications Communication (FCC) to regulate broadband Internet services under Title II of the Communications Act. We strongly disagree with the arguments Free Press has put forward. Free Press’s contention that regulating broadband Internet services under Title II of the...
Date: 08.03.2010
The Department of Commerce has just begun what promises to be a fascinating look at the intersection of cybersecurity and Internet innovation, recognizing the threat that cyberattacks play to the growth and usefulness of the Internet. The department’s Internet Policy Task Force includes experts on cybersecurity, communications policy,...

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