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Date: 08.12.2015
Today, USTelecom, in conjunction with ATIS, iCERT, NASNA, NENA, the Texas 911 Alliance and the Texas CSEC announced recommendations on 911 governance and reliability. The group filed an ex parte notice with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) outlining key principles to guide the nation’s efforts in deploying and operating Next...
Date: 08.11.2015
The undersigned group of public and private sector 9-1-1 stakeholders have been collaborating on issues raised in the Commission’s 9-1-1 Governance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) in the above-referenced proceedings since before initial comments were filed in the matter.1 The general purpose of this collaboration has been...
Date: 08.06.2015
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to approve new regulations to govern the nation’s switch from legacy copper telephone networks to new broadband fiber optic networks. The following statement is from USTelecom Senior Vice President for Law and Policy Jonathan Banks: USTelecom members have been...
Date: 07.23.2015
ATIS and the SIP Forum have reached consensus on a new standardized IP-based network-to-network interconnection (NNI) profile that will facilitate exchange of voice traffic over IP interconnection points. The two standards setting organizations developed the profile in consensus with service providers across the nation, including companies that...
Date: 07.16.2015
President Obama has announced a new U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) initiative that will expand high speed broadband to more families across the country. In partnership with communities and the private sector, ConnectHome will initially reach over 275,000 low-income households — and nearly 200,000 children — with...
Posted In: FCC, IP transition
Date: 07.10.2015
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) outlined plans for an order updating rules of the road for transitioning from legacy copper to next-generation networks. The following statement is from USTelecom Senior Vice President Jon Banks: “Modernizing legacy communications networks is a key goal for the country and...
Posted In: ILECs, IP transition
Date: 06.24.2015
On Monday, June 22, 2015, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Brogan, and the undersigned of the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) met with Matthew DelNero, Carol Mattey, Deena Shetler, Randy Clarke, Daniel Kahn, Michael Ray, David Zesiger, Eric Ralph, and Vanessa Riley of the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) in person, and Michele Berlove,...
Date: 06.10.2015
USTelecom is the nation’s oldest and largest association for providers of wired communications, and the overwhelming majority of its members offer broadband in rural and urban areas across the United States. USTelecom and its members strongly support policies that promote continued broadband deployment so that broadband services are...
Date: 04.28.2015
The nation’s telecommunications providers are embracing the Internet protocol (IP) transition, migrating from traditional copper wire and coaxial cable to fiber-based networks. This shift is not only helping advance technology, but it’s also having a positive environmental impact as well. Fiber is more efficient, reliable and...
Posted In: IP transition
Date: 04.16.2015
On April 14, 2015, Diane Holland (USTelecom) sat on a panel with Daniel Kahn (FCC) before the American Petroleum Institute (API) to discuss issues related to the IP transition. Ms. Holland’s remarks included, in part, descriptions of the following USTelecom filings in the record of the above-referenced proceeding: a petition for...

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