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Posted in: cybersecurity, DHS
Date: 11.30.2018
The Council to Secure the Digital Economy, which USTelecom coordinates with the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), partnered with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) to develop the 2018 International Anti-Botnet Guide. The Guide comes at an opportune time, since the botnet threat has never been more serious. In 2016, the Mirai...
Posted in: broadband deployment, USTelecom news
Date: 11.30.2018
U.S. broadband providers continue to deploy and upgrade networks to bring American consumers ever-faster service and more competitive choice, according to a new USTelecom and CensusNBM analysis of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) data reflecting broadband deployment as of mid-year 2017. The USTelecom research demonstrates that ...
Posted in: consumers, technology
Date: 11.28.2018
Recent years’ Black Friday sales have produced viral videos of rowdy crowds pushing and shoving their way into stores, eager to do anything for a great deal.  But not this year. While over 165 millionAmericans shopped either online or in stores between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, more shoppers are saying “no thanks...
Posted in: USTelecom news
Date: 11.19.2018
The GVTC team talks about how the Texas broadband provider has evolved, the successes and challenges to serving rural areas, and a longstanding commitment to their employees and their communities.   Tell us about GVTC. We originated as a telephone provider serving the Texas Hill Country area. Today, we’re a full-...
Posted in: NTIA
Date: 11.09.2018
Today, USTelecom responded to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) request for input on a national consumer privacy framework that protects consumers, prosperity and innovation. We’re happy to add our voice to the digital privacy efforts happening across the Administration, the FTC, and in Congress...
Posted in: consumers, technology
Date: 10.25.2018
With election day right around the corner, voters will soon be heading to the polls to select the candidates who best represent the issues they care about. Thanks to broadband connectivity, voters can make informed decisions armed with the knowledge gained by a swipe of a screen or tap of a mouse. After all, the internet is now—more than...
Posted in: Open Internet rules
Date: 10.22.2018
Our nation’s digital economy is the envy of the world, primarily because broadband internet service providers (ISPs) have invested more than $1.6 trillion to deploy fast, high-capacity networks that consumers and businesses alike demand. This week, our organization joined forces with others to file another lawsuit – this time...
Date: 10.18.2018
Broadband investment rebounded in 2017, as a series of positive consumer and innovation policies and a pro-growth regulatory approach helped reverse the industry’s previous spending pullback, according to new research released today by USTelecom.  The broadband industry is among the most capital-intensive sectors in the U.S...
Posted in: public safety
Date: 10.11.2018
Mother Nature is testing U.S. communications infrastructure in 2018 as Category 4 Hurricane Michael tore into the Gulf Coast this week, bringing winds up to 155 mph. As can be expected, the epic storm has strained communications networks and caused intermittent service outages. But USTelecom members serving communities in...
Posted in: USTelecom news
Date: 10.02.2018
Jon Stouffer and Savannah Stouffer of GTC Broadband  GTC Broadband President Jon Stouffer and Marketing Manager Savannah Stouffer discuss their company’s century-long service to their communities and conversion to fiber-to-the-home in both exchanges.  Tell us about GTC Broadband. GTC Broadband is a...