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Date: 06.16.2016
Since the introduction of digital technologies into daily life, societies around the world have sought ways to improve quality of life, increase social progress and hasten wealth creation. Now, a new economic index tool to measure this progress has been introduced.   Telefónica, working with London’s Imperial College...
Date: 06.03.2016
In this modern day, it’s hard to believe that there are still some Americans who do not own a digital device. While the vast majority of adults own at least one of the following: a smartphone, a desktop or laptop or a tablet, about 16 percent of American adults do not own a device that can connect to the internet, according to a Pew Research...
Date: 04.19.2016
Recent news that Verizon will invest $300 million to deploy its fiber-optic FiOS network to a series of neighborhoods across Boston over the next six years adds new heft to the city’s tech options. Verizon said the advanced fiber-optic technology it will roll out will provide greater economic opportunity to unleash the Internet of Things (...
Date: 04.14.2016
With the advent of film, radio, television and the internet, public figures have heralded the transformative impact of each technology on American education. This point is underscored in the Pew Research Center study, “Lifelong Learning and Technology.” While Pew primarily looks at Americans’ use of the internet and mainstream...
Date: 04.01.2016
The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) is pleased to submit these comments in response to the Notice of Inquiry (Notice) issued by the U.S. Copyright Office (Copyright Office) regarding the impact and effectiveness of the safe harbor provisions contained in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The safe harbor provisions under...
Date: 03.29.2016
Through the ConnectALL Initiative, President Obama recently pledged to connect 20 million more Americans to broadband by 2020. As this effort seeks to broaden adoption among audiences who have historically lagged behind, new data from the National Telecommunications and Information Association (NTIA) indicates that key demographics have made...
Date: 02.26.2016
USTelecom Members Lead 2015 Ethernet Investment USTelecom members AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and Windstream were among the top performers in the Ethernet services market in 2015, according to an annual report by Vertical Systems Group. The Ethernet market grew by more than 20 percent with the bulk of growth occurring in the first half of...
Date: 02.11.2016
Competition in the business broadband marketplace has flourished over the last 20 years, fulfilling the goals of the 1996 Telecommunications Act. With competition rising and prices that business customers pay falling, there is no need for new or additional regulation, according to the third of three USTelecom white papers examining the business...
Date: 02.11.2016
Since the Internet was first commercialized during the Clinton Administration, bipartisan policies have helped promote private sector investment in residential broadband service. There also has been massive investment to deliver broadband to U.S. businesses of all sizes, which has been integral to the success of the overall Internet economy. These...
Date: 01.14.2016
When Twitter recently revoked the verified badge of a journalist known for making provocative and allegedly hostile, harassing comments, the Wall Street Journal profiled the incident as “stoking the free speech debate.” A Salon opinion editorial argued that taking away a Twitter user’s verified badge does not equate to censorship...

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