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USTelecom comments

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...
Date: 06.02.2016
The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) is pleased to comment on the Notice and Request for Comments (Notice) issued by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce (Department) regarding its inquiry requesting public comment to review the current technological and policy landscape...
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 (...

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