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Posted in: cybersecurity, technology, USTelecom webinars
Date: 09.21.2018
Amid the constant stream of news on cyber threats, hacks, and attacks, eyes have been trained on the White House for guidance from  the Trump Administration about the national approach to combatting cyberattacks.  The National Cybersecurity Strategy released by the White House yesterday, September 20th, outlines that...
Posted in: broadband benefits, Internet of Things, technology
Date: 09.14.2018
It’s no secret that the communications and technology industries are changing the way we live and work. But bringing a wider array of companies and organizations into the fold of modern technology will take a village. That’s why it’s great to see companies sharing their expertise to drive digital transformation everywhere....
Posted in: emergency preparedness
Date: 09.13.2018
Communications technology is critical during natural disasters – connecting communities, first responders and families. As we have seen time and again, USTelecom member companies remain on the front lines before, during, and after natural disasters. Several of our members have operations in and around Hurricane Florence’s path and...
Posted in: broadband deployment, broadband service providers, FCC, rural America, RUS
Date: 09.11.2018
A top priority for our nation’s broadband providers is connecting Americans regardless of zip code. Our members are stepping up and stepping in to deploy the broadband needed to connect rural customers to digital opportunity.  That’s why we appreciate new approaches to bringing people online and connecting them to new...
Date: 08.28.2018
  The following remarks were delivered by Jonathan Spalter, President and CEO, USTelecom before the Montana Telecommunications Association Annual Meetingon August 28, 2018. Thank you, Geoff,for that introduction. Maybe not all of you know this, but in a former life Geoff ran congressional affairs at USTelecom. I...
Posted in: cybersecurity, DHS
Date: 08.22.2018
USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter recently represented Members at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Cybersecurity Summit in New York City. The Summit brought together Vice President Pence, senior cabinet-level officials, and CEOs from the communications, finance, electric, and information technology sectors to focus...
Posted in: broadband service providers, CAF II, rulemaking, USTelecom appearance
Date: 08.14.2018
The following remarks were delivered by Jonathan Spalter, President and CEO, USTelecom before the Moss Adams Telecommunications Management Conference on August 14, 2018. Thank you, Chad.  Great agenda you’ve set up for the next two days.  I hope to do it justice with my time this morning.  It’s...
Posted in: rural America
Date: 08.13.2018
By Jonathan Spalter and Shirley Bloomfield From the hollers of West Virginia, to the rugged coastal islands of Maine, to the rolling hills of a Texas ranch and far-flung Native Alaskan villages, connecting our most remote rural communities to broadband infrastructure is essential to their full participation in a connected, digital world...
Posted in: FCC, regulatory reform, VoIP
Date: 08.06.2018
On the day when comments are due to be filed with the FCC, we should take a moment to sift through the opposition to USTelecom’s request for forbearance, on behalf of broadband providers and their customers across the country, from monopoly-era obligations that still apply only to a handful of competitors in a thriving communications...
Posted in: FCC, pole attachments
Date: 08.06.2018
Late Friday, the FCC released its order modernizing various rules governing pole attachments. The FCC’s order addresses a range of issues, including one-touch make ready and timelines associated with pole attachment processes. Most significant to many of our members is the FCC’s adoption of fundamental changes to the agency...