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Date: 03.28.2017
Background: Today, the House approved a resolution passed by the Senate last week under the Congressional Review Act to remove rules that would have created inconsistent privacy protections for consumers.   The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:   “Today’s action is another step to remove...
Posted In: House
Date: 01.12.2017
Background: Today, Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) was appointed ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Ranking Member Doyle brings an enthusiasm and long-term commitment for broadband issues and consumer...
Posted In: House
Date: 01.06.2017
Background: Today, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) was appointed chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter: “A longtime and tireless advocate for broadband issues, particularly in rural areas, Chairman Blackburn...
Posted In: elections, House
Date: 12.02.2016
Background: Yesterday, the Republican Steering Committee selected Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) to serve as the next chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The following statement can be attributed to USTelecom President Walter McCormick: “We congratulate Congressman Walden on being selected as the next chairman of the House...
Date: 02.09.2016
The 1996 Telecom Act was ahead of its time but 20 years later it needs to be updated refresh, Walter McCormick said in a post in The Hill’s Congress Blog celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first significant overhaul of the nation’s telecommunications laws.  “Having achieved its core market-opening goals and achieved...
Date: 01.12.2016
Ahead of a House Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing Jan. 11, Republican commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wrote a letter urging Congress to review a decision not to grant small Internet service providers (ISP) a permanent exemption from the “enhanced transparency requirements” of the FCC open...
Date: 11.19.2015
There is concern among congressional lawmakers that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is arbitrarily applying its rules and singling out certain companies or industries for regulation, House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) said at a FCC oversight hearing earlier this week.  During the...
Posted In: FCC, House, legislation
Date: 11.16.2015
Background: Today, the House passed by voice vote H.R. 2583, the Federal Communications Commission Process (FCC) Reform Act of 2015. The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter B. McCormick: “We commend Chairmen Upton and Walden and Ranking Members Pallone and Eshoo for their bipartisan efforts to improve the FCC’s...
Date: 10.28.2015
The continued difficulty of accessing federal lands adds costs to the deployment of broadband networks, especially in rural areas and tribal lands, CenturyLink’s Regulatory Counsel Jeb Benedict told the House Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.  The subcommittee held a hearing to discuss how to...
Date: 10.28.2015
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Title II-related regulations are starting to add costs to the industry, Frank Louthan Managing Director of Equity Research at Raymond James Financial told a House Communications Subcommittee hearing examining potential investment impacts of common carrier Internet regulation.   Regulation...