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USTelecom comments

Date: 08.09.2016
The Commission recognized decades ago, in an era when providing voice service was a legal monopoly, that competition for business customers was possible given the concentration of demand and substantial revenue opportunities compared to the residential market.  That competition has grown steadily under Commission policies that were put in...
Date: 07.22.2016
The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) submits these comments in response to the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM” or “Notice”) issued by the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposing procedures for the competitive bidding process to be used during the Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase...
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: 06.28.2016
The 2013 data collection paints an encouraging picture of the state of BDS competition. Competition is strong in virtually every census block with BDS demand, and providers who are not competing in certain markets have facilities that are close enough to compete if they so choose. But there is another part of the story - what has transpired since...
Date: 06.28.2016
Background: Today, USTelecom will file comments in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) business data services proceeding revealing new survey data showing business customers benefit from much broader competition than the commission has characterized. The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick: “...
Date: 06.23.2016
Current Analysis Ignores Competition at 9 Million Locations WASHINGTON, D.C. – USTelecom today filed comments in support of a recent petition by CenturyLink, Inc., AT&T, Inc., Frontier Communications Corporation, FairPoint Communications, Inc., Consolidated Communications, and Cincinnati Bell Inc. highlighting that recent filings have...
Date: 06.23.2016
The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) supports the motion filed by CenturyLink, Inc., AT&T, Inc., Frontier Communications Corporation, FairPoint Communications, Inc., Consolidated Communications, and Cincinnati Bell Inc. (collectively Movants) asking the Commission to (1) strike the Rysman Paper and other studies filed in this...
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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