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Walter McCormick

Posted In: FTC, privacy
Date: 05.24.2016
  Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez expressed concern today that her agency has lost part of its jurisdiction over internet privacy. Recently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began regulating 21st century broadband internet access services as common carriage – public utility regulation that has its...
Posted In: USTelecom events
Date: 10.15.2015
Today’s broadband-enabled communications capabilities allow instant and universal responses to events of the day, providing a democratic platform for personal expression, free of filters. Regardless of where you live in our country or what you believe, broadband is a great equalizer. This critical communications platform would look vastly...
Date: 10.06.2014
President Obama is right in calling attention to the importance of investment in infrastructure to stimulate the economy, create jobs, and lead to improved American competitiveness. As Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has emphasized, nowhere is this more important than in the communications sector, where our nation's...
Date: 10.06.2014
Our nation’s broadband networks need high levels of investment to bring increased speeds and greater competition. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler has emphasized the need for greater levels of competition to drive investment, and bring about new innovation and consumer and economic benefits. We share these same...
Date: 09.11.2014
President Obama has appropriately focused on the importance of investment in infrastructure to stimulate the economy, create jobs and lead to improved American competitiveness. Similarly, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler recently gave remarks talking about importance in broadband infrastructure in communications. We...
Date: 12.26.2013
It was a century ago this month that the “old” AT&T avoided a threatened government take-over of its voice network by entering into an agreement known as the Kingsbury Commitment. The early 20th Century AT&T received what amounted to a government-sanctioned voice monopoly — enabling the company to pursue the “one...
Date: 05.17.2013
In February 2012, USTelecom filed a petition asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to eliminate 17 categories of antiquated rules and reporting requirements that are no longer relevant to today’s marketplace for voice communications. Some of these rules date back to the telegraph era, and others are rooted in a regulatory system...
Date: 01.17.2013
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski’s initiative to accelerate broadband investment in rural parts of the nation received a big boost from Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) yesterday. In a letter to Genachowski, Schumer requested the commission to release $485 million from the Connect America Fund (CAF) to...
Date: 12.19.2012
Today we’re asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to review its approach adopted in the 1980s for how it regulates the “phone companies” that provided traditional voice calling services. Back then there was only one local phone company and you really actually dialed a call. People thought long distance calls were...
Date: 12.10.2012
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has made a timely decision to deploy a special task force to study the vast changes that have occurred across communications industries, reshaping competition and creating a vast array of new choices for consumers and businesses. This task force will make recommendations on how best to cope with the...

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