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Date: 01.12.2017
Android smartphone customers are relying on WiFi to carefully ration the gigabytes available on their cell phone data plans. The Nielsen Mobile Performance Panel for August 2016 found that more than three times as much data consumed on Android mobile phones in the U.S. is delivered through Wi-Fi networks as opposed to cellular. Relying on WiFi...
Date: 01.05.2017
Eyeing the future, telecom giants are working on hotly competitive roadmaps to bring 5G wireless services to American consumers. 5G promises to dramatically speed up mobile broadband; it could make wireless competitive to cable and fiber for video and web access. It would also enable connected cars and dramatically enhance the internet of...
Date: 01.03.2017
Today, USTelecom formally asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reconsider privacy rules on internet service providers narrowly adopted in November by a divided commission. USTelecom believes the rules establish a confusing and conflicting regime over one segment of the internet ecosystem. The petition asks the...
Date: 01.03.2017
Background: Today, USTelecom filed a Petition for Reconsideration of the FCC’s Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services Report and Order. The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter: “In filing this petition, USTelecom is laying out a path for...
Date: 12.14.2016
WASHINGTON, DC – Broadband provider network capital expenditures declined nearly $1 billion in 2015 to $76 billion, according to USTelecom’s annual broadband investment research report released today. While the 2015 decline was small when compared to past economic cycles, broadband industry investment is a core component in capital...
Date: 12.14.2016
Good news for broadband users: online speeds for the average consumer are increasing at a rapid pace and the actual speeds delivered by broadband providers meet or exceed the advertised rate. Those are the key conclusions of the sixth “Measuring Broadband America: Fixed Broadband Report” released by the FCC at the beginning of the...
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...

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