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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...
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...
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: 02.03.2017
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...
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 the magical phrase that reveals a hidden treasure, was once the stuff of legend and fairy tales, but today it’s been replaced by “Hello, Siri,” “Alexa,” or “Ok, Google” as a way to instantly unlock the riches of the internet.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...
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...
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...
Date: 01.12.2017
Android smartphone customers are relying on WiFi to carefully ration the gigabytes available on their cell phone data plans. The Nielsen Mobile Performance Panel for August 2016 found that more than three times as much data consumed on Android mobile phones in the U.S. is delivered through Wi-Fi networks as opposed to cellular. Relying on WiFi is...
Date: 01.11.2017
America’s broadband networks are no longer merely the vital link binding our businesses, communities and families, they also have become the indispensable welding tool required to safeguard, optimize and future-proof our nation’s infrastructure, wrote USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter in a new op-ed published by Morning...
Date: 01.05.2017
Eyeing the future, telecom giants are working on hotly competitive roadmaps to bring 5G wireless services to American consumers. 5G promises to dramatically speed up mobile broadband; it could make wireless competitive to cable and fiber for video and web access. It would also enable connected cars and dramatically enhance the internet of...

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