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July, 2017


Every year, Americans celebrate Independence Day on July 4 with food, fireworks and fun! These days, celebrating is made easier thanks to broadband connectivity. So hop on the internet to maximize your celebration this Independence Day and every day!


The industry-led Robocall Strike Force has developed a blocking framework that includes four types of phone numbers to help increase flexibility given to voice providers to better block robocalls. These categorized numbers included invalid, unallocated, unassigned and those requested by the subscriber.


A wise Federal Communications Commission chairman noted that “the best decision government ever made with respect to the internet was … NOT to impose regulation on it.” Who said that? Republican Chairman Ajit Pai? Republican Chairman Kevin Martin?


For many of the large, powerful internet companies who have signed on to today’s net neutrality protest, the real issue here is not protecting the open internet, but protecting their bottom lines.   


Fun fact: the rules that regulate broadband internet were written in 1934.

“But I thought Al Gore invented the internet in the ‘90s,” you say? That’s not exactly right, but the basic idea is: why is  modern technology bound by  rules  written 83 years ago?


Broadband providers have been clear about their support for net neutrality – no blocking, no throttling or unfair traffic discrimination — and for the need for Congress to step in and step up to give the Federal Communications Commission clear, permanent and unambiguous authority to protect consumers and the innovation community.

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It sounds impressive that the Federal Communications Commission has received more than 10 million comments on its Restoring Internet Freedom docket, which is focused on what the agency should do about net neutrality protections for consumers, the innovation community and broadband internet service providers.


Last week, USTelecom hosted an event in Washington, D.C. at the Willard InterContinental Hotel, “Implementing the White House Cybersecurity Executive Order,” which featured Rob Joyce, White House Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator. Joyce joined the White House from the National Security Agency, where he had a long and distinguished career. He told the audience that the U.S.


Every morning across the U.S., Americans reach for their phones, tablets or laptops and start tapping out the first text message of the day, or check the feed on their favorite social media network.

Internet access has become a fabric woven into the daily lives of most Americans. Since 1996, internet service providers have invested $1.5 trillion into building networks that can provide the connectivity that American consumers and businesses demand.