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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Background: Yesterday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed new actions to remove outdated legacy obligations on traditional phone providers. The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick: “Chairman Wheeler’s proposal to remove some outdated regulations on landline telephone...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...
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...

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