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USTelecom Welcomes House Passage of STELA Legislation


Background: Today, the House of Representatives approved legislation to extend the expiring provisions of (HR 4572), the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA).

The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick:

“We commend the House for taking this pro-consumer action to increase competition in the video marketplace and look forward to working with the Senate on further improvements needed to update our nation’s video policy.”


About USTelecom

USTelecom is the nation’s premier trade association representing service providers and suppliers for the telecom industry. Its diverse member base ranges from large publicly traded communications corporations to small companies and cooperatives – all providing advanced communications services to both urban and rural markets.