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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Background: Yesterday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed new actions to remove outdated legacy obligations on traditional phone providers. The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick: “Chairman Wheeler’s proposal to remove some outdated regulations on landline telephone...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...
Date: 06.16.2016
A cybersecurity bill passed by Congress last year is helping facilitate sharing of information between industry and government, USTelecom told a House Homeland Cybersecurity Subcommittee hearing. The subcommittee convened the hearing to examine how well the Communications Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA) is performing. USTelecom was one of...
Date: 06.15.2016
Consumers will be deprived of a consistent and predictable approach to the privacy of internet communications if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proceeds with a proposal aimed at regulating only one set of players in the internet economy: broadband internet service providers. In comments filed with the FCC, USTelecom criticized the...
Date: 06.10.2016
A House appropriations bill passed last week would ask the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to study the impact of its set-top box proposal on consumers and industry. The bill got a vote of confidence from two prominent House Democrats, Gene Green of Texas and Yvette Clarke, New York. “The FCC’s proposed rule has the potential...
Date: 06.08.2016
USTelecom joined with CTA, CTIA, Mobile Future and the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to rethink its proposed privacy rules for broadband internet service providers. “An overwhelming majority of the expert comments filed to date have urged the FCC to change course,...
Date: 05.25.2016
Background: Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would require broadband service providers to expand its reporting of network outages and disruptions. The following statement should be attributed to Jon Banks, SVP, Law and Policy: “Today’s order...
Date: 05.13.2016
Verizon’s FiOS and AT&T’s U-Verse are making significant subscribership gains, according to a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report. Overall, telecom video services gained 1.4 million subscribers in 2014, while cable subscribership dipped slightly and direct broadcast satellite subscriptions remained about the same,...

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