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Date: 12.10.2018
Trent Boaldin, President & CEO of EPICTOUCH, talks about the growth and development of his Kansas-based company, and what is on the horizon.   Tell us about EPICTOUCH. EPICTOUCH is a family business, which has been providing communications service to Elkhart Telephone Company customers since October 1956. EPICTOUCH...
Posted in: technology
Date: 12.06.2018
In November, voters across the country shattered turnout records that come January will produce a major shift in political power on Capitol Hill. The question is whether it also will produce the meaningful, bipartisan results our families and communities expect, and our voters demand. Campaign rhetoric notwithstanding, there is one policy item...
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: privacy
Date: 11.05.2018
Whether or not Congress flips blue or remains red after the election, there is a purple issue the next Congress must immediately tackle. It is bipartisan, affects America’s global leadership, and is a priority for every consumer who uses the internet: digital privacy. In our hyper-connected digital lives, consumers across the political...
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...