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Posted In: BDS
Date: 06.01.2016
USTelecom supports the National Cable and Communications Telecommunications Association’s (NCTA) request for more time to file comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) business data services (BDS) proceeding.  In comments recently filed with the FCC, USTelecom supported NCTA’s assertion that the agency has...
Posted In: privacy
Date: 05.11.2016
Internet service providers, fixed, and wireless have strong incentives to safeguard their customers’ personal data, said a letter signed by USTelecom and several other associations sent to leaders of the Senate Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law. “As the FCC itself noted in its March 31 Notice of...
Posted In: set-top box
Date: 05.05.2016
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposal to regulate the cable TV set-top box market is drawing bipartisan concern from congressional lawmakers. Over 60 members of the House are worried the agency’s plan could potentially hurt small and rural broadband service providers, lead to copyright violations, and promote the...
Posted In: privacy
Date: 03.11.2016
The government is sending mixed messages on Internet privacy issues over the increased use of data encryption by consumers and businesses. In recent press reports, Obama administration officials have cited the importance of the ability of government agencies like the Department of Justice to bypass encrypted data and devices with the help of tech...
Date: 02.09.2016
The 1996 Telecom Act was ahead of its time but 20 years later it needs to be updated refresh, Walter McCormick said in a post in The Hill’s Congress Blog celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first significant overhaul of the nation’s telecommunications laws.  “Having achieved its core market-opening goals and achieved...
Date: 01.12.2016
Ahead of a House Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing Jan. 11, Republican commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wrote a letter urging Congress to review a decision not to grant small Internet service providers (ISP) a permanent exemption from the “enhanced transparency requirements” of the FCC open...
Posted In: business broadband
Date: 12.14.2015
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) potential move to regulate the “special access” or business broadband market is not based on sound economic principles or analytic practices, according to Larry Downes, the director of the Evolution of Regulation and Innovation Project and Senior Industry and Innovation...
Date: 12.02.2015
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) retransmission consent rules, the system in which broadcast television stations collect fees from cable and satellite providers for the right to carry their signals, need to be reformed, USTelecom said in recent comments filed with the agency earlier this week.  Citing the 560...
Date: 11.19.2015
There is concern among congressional lawmakers that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is arbitrarily applying its rules and singling out certain companies or industries for regulation, House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) said at a FCC oversight hearing earlier this week.  During the...
Date: 10.28.2015
The continued difficulty of accessing federal lands adds costs to the deployment of broadband networks, especially in rural areas and tribal lands, CenturyLink’s Regulatory Counsel Jeb Benedict told the House Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.  The subcommittee held a hearing to discuss how to...

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