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12.11.2014
Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve final rules for Phase II of the Connect America Fund (CAF) that will potentially increase broadband to over 4 million rural Americans and makes targeted reforms to support for rate-of-return companies
12.09.2014
USTelecom announced today that Diane Griffin Holland, a former deputy associate general counsel with the Federal Communications Commission, has joined the association’s law and policy team as vice president.
11.19.2014
USTelecom filed an ex parte letter today with the Federal Communications Commission asking it to review a study showing that a move to Title II regulation would lead to significant reductions in broadband provider capital investment.
11.18.2014
Background: Tomorrow, the House is scheduled to consider the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014. 
11.10.2014
Today, President Obama, while recognizing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency, said he believes the commission should govern the Internet with Title II utility-style regulation.
11.06.2014
Today, the Federal Communications Commission released for public comment USTelecom’s petition seeking forbearance from archaic regulations that act as barriers to competition and investment in broadband.
10.06.2014
USTelecom today is filing a proposal with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update rules that act as barriers to competition and investment in broadband.
10.03.2014
Today, Rep. Henry Waxman, ranking member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler proposing ideas for Open Internet rules.
10.03.2014
Please join Steve Davis, Chairman, USTelecom Board of Directors and Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs, CenturyLink; and Walter McCormick, President & CEO, USTelecom, to discuss a petition being submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update rules that act as barriers to competition and investment in broadband.
09.19.2014
USTelecom announced today it has hired a new member for its law and policy department.  B. Lynn Follansbee, an attorney with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Policy Division, will become a vice president for law and policy effective September 22.