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Date: 11.10.2016
Older adults represent a large percentage of the Americans who have not yet adopted broadband. In a 2015 Statista Research and Analysis survey, 41 percent of adults, ages 65 years and over, said they do not use the internet at all. Many seniors are not using broadband internet for a number of reasons, including affordability, accessibility,...
Date: 10.17.2016
USTelecom is again participating in Free Speech Week this year, where we celebrate the important role that free speech and a free press play in our democracy and society.  We have come a long way from the paper-and-ink pamphlets of the Founding Fathers and the street-corner oratory of our great-grandfathers. Broadband networks have become...
Date: 10.05.2016
Mandated price cuts in the business data services market will do “serious damage” to the financial underpinnings of both competitive and facilities-based providers, with the latter taking the greatest hit, according to a new paper by analyst Anna-Maria Kovacs, visiting scholar with the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy....
Date: 09.29.2016
On-demand video services like YouTube, Netflix and Hulu have been disrupting the TV viewing marketplace, making it easy for younger consumers to “cut the cord,” but pay-TV providers are increasingly trying to offer services to get them as subscribers. So-called “skinny bundles,” slimmed down packages of sports, news or...
Date: 09.13.2016
Once you get home with your smartphone or tablet, chances are you connect to your Wi-Fi network to access the internet. Referred to as “home roaming,” this common practice helps make iOS and Android devices the most significant generator of traffic for fixed-access broadband services in North American homes. iPhones, Android devices...
Date: 09.09.2016
Background: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a revised plan for new rules about set-top boxes that would require video providers to offer free apps to subscribers that could replace current devices. The agency also wants to create a new FCC-overseen governmental body to police copyright licensing issues. The following statement is from...
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...

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