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Date: 08.05.2016
The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) submits these reply comments in response to the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM” or “Notice”) issued by the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposing procedures for the competitive bidding process to be used during the Connect America Fund (CAF)...
Date: 07.29.2016
STATEMENT UNDER FED. R. APP. P. 35(b) For decades, the FCC, on a bipartisan basis, has disclaimed any authority to straitjacket the Internet with public-utility, common-carrier regulation. It repeatedly concluded that Congress, in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (“1996 Act”), fenced off Internet access and earlier services...
Date: 07.25.2016
By: CTA, CTIA, Mobile Future, NCTA, USTelecom and Wireless Internet Service Providers Association Opposition to the FCC’s proposed broadband privacy rules continues to grow. The recently filed “reply round” comments, new reports, and expert submissions to the Commission, and testimony before Congress all demonstrate a growing...
Date: 07.20.2016
Most of us are familiar with smartphones, smart watches, smart televisions and smart appliances. Devices like these have been introduced to make our homes smarter, integrating with heating and cooling systems, security systems, sound systems and lighting. The smart city takes this concept to the next level, building an infrastructure that allows a...
Date: 07.07.2016
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) privacy proceeding has prompted hundreds of comments complaining about the commission’s “overly broad” proposal. Taking a different stance is a group led by Public Knowledge (PK), which wants stricter privacy regulation aimed only at internet service providers (ISPs). This...
Date: 07.06.2016
USTelecom is pleased to submit its reply comments in response to the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing a new privacy regime for broadband Internet access service (BIAS) providers. In the Notice, the Federal Communications Commission seeks comment on its application of traditional privacy requirements of the Communications...
Date: 06.24.2016
Background: Yesterday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed new actions to remove outdated legacy obligations on traditional phone providers. The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick: “Chairman Wheeler’s proposal to remove some outdated regulations on landline telephone...
Date: 06.21.2016
Several USTelecom members have filed a motion to strike the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) data framework in the business data services proposal. The motion comes in response to recent acknowledgements by four of the largest cable providers that they significantly undercounted the number of locations that are capable of...
Date: 06.16.2016
A recent Forbes article suggests the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may mandate that broadband providers redesign modems to have bigger backup batteries so customers can “surf the web for up to 8 hours during a power outage,” said author Fred Campbell. The plan may sound good in the abstract, Campbell said, but customers will...
Date: 06.16.2016
USTelecom Applauds Passage of Small Business Broadband Deployment Act Background: Yesterday, the Senate Commerce Committee approved a bill, the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act of 2015 (S-2283), which would provide a three-year exemption for small Internet Service Providers from enhanced transparency requirements in the Open Internet...

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