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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.
Today, CenturyLink, Consolidated and AT&T announced they would accept nearly $1 billion in annual Connect America Fund money over six years to deliver broadband to more than 2.3 million new rural locations.
Yesterday, USTelecom members Hawaiian Telcom and FairPoint announced they would accept more than $63 million in Connect America Phase II funds to continue their broadband expansion to their rural customers.
Seven leading industry and public safety organizations yesterday submitted a proposal to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recommending key principles for guiding the nation’s efforts in deploying and operating next generation 911 (NG911) systems reliably and with effective governance and accountability. 
Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to approve new regulations to govern the nation’s switch from legacy copper telephone networks to new broadband fiber optic networks.
Today, USTelecom member Windstream Communications announced it would accept $175 million in Connect America Phase II funds to expand broadband service to over 400,000 rural locations in 17 states.
Today, USTelecom and other entities jointly submitted arguments to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to impose public utility regulation on the Internet.
Today, Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) raised concerns about cybersecurity risks associated with proposed Commerce Department regulations implementing export controls outlined in the Wassenaar Arrangement 2013 Plenary Agreements.
Today, 45 state attorneys general called upon telecom providers to offer customers call-blocking services upon request, following a decision by the Federal Communications Commission reaffirming it isn’t illegal for consumers to block calls.
Today, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel called on phone companies to take action to stop illegal robocalls.