Background: Today, President Obama announced plans to promote more public financing of government-owned broadband networks in municipalities, as part of an expanded federal role in regulating and managing the Internet.
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
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.
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.
Background: Tomorrow, the House is scheduled to consider the STELA Reauthorization Act of 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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