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Background: Today, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler announced FCC commissioners will vote on an order at its Dec. 17 Open Commission Meeting that would partially grant USTelecom’s petition for forbearance on outdated regulations that currently govern incumbent local phone companies.
Background: Today, the House passed by voice vote H.R. 2583, the Federal Communications Commission Process (FCC) Reform Act of 2015.
Background:  Today, USTelecom filed comments asking the Federal Communications Commission to update its regulations governing the telephone industry to level the playing field with cable, and to impose conditions on the proposed Charter-Time Warner Cable merger to ensure that it does not harm competition in broadband and video markets. 
The Senate passed S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA) 74-21, which will enable government and industry to better respond to cyberthreat indicators, while protecting privacy and civil liberties.   
Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it would examine tariffed pricing plans for business broadband services offered by four USTelecom member companies. - See more at:
Next week, USTelecom will host a discussion on Oct. 20 exploring the topic of technology and free speech as part of Free Speech Week activities taking place Oct. 19-25.
USTelecom announced today that Alan Roth, Senior Executive Vice President, plans to retire next year at a date to be determined. 
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau announced it will begin to make industry data related to the special access business broadband market available to review.
USTelecom President and CEO Walter B. McCormick Jr. announced Friday that he plans to resign at the end of 2016. In a letter to the board of directors, he asked Board Chairman Robert Hunt to make 2016 a year of succession planning for the association with the goal of hiring a new president to begin in January 2017.
USTelecom members have pledged to provide broadband service to nearly 3.6 million rural locations with $1.5 billion in support from the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Connect America Fund.