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USTelecom comments

Date: 05.26.2016
USTelecom submits these comments in response to the public notice (Notice) issued by the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) regarding the Petition for Declaratory Ruling (Petition) filed by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and the American Cable Association (ACA) (collectively “the Petitioners...
Date: 05.16.2016
The numerous options for voice communications gives consumers many alternatives to the once-ubiquitous landline phone, which is now used as the sole phone service option by less than10 percent of the country. Yet despite this changed technology landscape, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been slow to lift regulations on companies...
Date: 05.11.2016
Small companies will not be harmed by a change in vendors in the contract for phone number porting, which enables consumers to keep their phone numbers when they switch carriers, USTelecom told the Federal Communications Commission. USTelecom continues to view the contract’s transition to Telcordia as a “positive change for companies...
Date: 04.22.2016
Rather than helping consumers, a proposal to “unlock” the set-top box model will drive up costs, erode well-established consumer protections and threaten copyright and privacy protections, USTelecom said in comments filed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The proposal would require multi-channel programming distributors (...
Date: 04.06.2016
“Safe harbor” provisions under well-established components of copyright law are crucial to ensuring the continuing growth of the internet economy, USTelecom said in comments  [http://www.ustelecom.org/sites/default/files/documents/USTelecom-DMCA-Comments-2016-04-01-FINAL.pdf] filed with the U.S. Copyright Office. The Digital...
Date: 02.24.2016
Nearly four years ago, USTelecom told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that “dominant carrier” rules designed for a monopoly-based telephone market no longer made sense in an age where multiple options exist for voice services. USTelecom provided ample statistical evidence documenting the shift in consumer habits away from...
Date: 02.17.2016
(USTelecom is pleased to submit these comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in response to a Request for Information (RFI) seeking information on the “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Security” (the Framework). In its RFI, NIST inquires about various aspects of the Framework since its...
Date: 02.04.2016
USTelecom submits these comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (Commission) December 18, 2015 Public Notice (Notice) in the above-referenced proceeding. The Commission seeks comment on a petition for rulemaking filed by IDT Telecom, Inc. (IDT) that requests implementation of a contribution methodology that includes...
Date: 12.31.2015
The American Cable Association (ACA), the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), and the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) oppose the petition for reconsideration submitted by a coalition of consumer advocacy organizations (Petitioners) in the above-referenced proceeding. The rules adopted in the Report and Order...

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