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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...
Posted in: industry news, regulatory reform
Date: 09.28.2018
Reflecting the day-to-day experience of consumers and bowing to calls from analysts, asset managers and investors, the classification system used to categorize stocks by industry has undergone an ambitious restructuring that has united in one new “communications services” category, the leading broadband investors in our connected...
Posted in: broadband benefits, broadband deployment, wireless
Date: 09.28.2018
It seems everywhere I turn there are stories about fifth generation (5G) wireless: Will the U.S. win the global race to 5G? Will 5G close the digital divide? Will 5G replace my home broadband? The federal government has joined in asking these questions—with the FCC and the White House holding public discussions this week on how to support 5G...
Posted in: USTelecom comments
Date: 09.26.2018
For those of age back in 1996, many of us were doing the Macarena, quoting Jerry Maguire and tuning into a new sitcom called "Everybody Loves Raymond" — all while spending a whopping 30 minutes a month on this new thing called the internet. Hotmail launched in July of that year. The only businesses worried about Amazon...
Posted in: consumers, Robocalls
Date: 09.26.2018
Picture this: It’s a busy day at work, you’ve got your hands full, and the phone rings. Is it the client call you were expecting? No, it’s a robocall. Or this: It’s your day off, you’re relaxing on the couch, and the phone rings. Is it your friend calling to catch up? No, it’s a robocall. Robocalls are...