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Posted in: broadband service providers, Internet, net neutrality
Date: 06.28.2017
There is consensus among consumers and internet service providers that modern net neutrality safeguards are good for America’s digital democracy and the information economy. There is some disagreement, however, about the legal authority behind the enforcement of net neutrality and whether it demands utility-style regulations. The FCC’s...
Posted in: broadband benefits, Cloud computing, network transformation, smart tech, technology
Date: 06.27.2017
You’ve certainly heard of the bike share programs that are taking urban centers by storm – improving commutes, reducing emissions, and increasing user flexibility. And now riders have another option - the first cloud-connected electric motorbike now exists. This electric bicycle runs like a motorcycle, but has been smartphone...
Posted in: broadband access, broadband deployment, broadband service providers, Internet
Date: 06.22.2017
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s ViaSat – the newest provider offering broadband connectivity. The company has been building broadband-providing satellites since 2016, and successfully launched its ViaSat-2 satellite into orbit last week. Built by Boeing Commercial Satellite Systems, the company’s ViaSat-2 will be able to...
Posted in: broadband access, broadband adoption, broadband service providers, infrastructure, network transformation, wireless
Date: 06.21.2017
Mobile broadband subscriptions continue to mushroom thanks to robust broadband networks. Check out these stats: In 2016, the U.S boasted 370 million mobile broadband subscribers - a number that is expected to grow to 425 million by 2022. Globally, the number of broadband subscribers, doubled from 1.8 billion subscribers to 3.6...
Posted in: broadband service providers, FCC, Internet regulation, privacy
Date: 06.20.2017
USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter was a featured speaker at a recent event in Washington, “The Cost of the Online World: Does Free Really Mean Free” which focused on what “free” actually means on the internet and how the current system of ad-supported businesses offering free services raise privacy and other concerns for...
Posted in: broadband deployment, broadband service providers, FCC, infrastructure, pole attachments, Tech Transition
Date: 06.16.2017
USTelecom recently filed comments in a Federal Communications Commission proceeding focused on how to accelerate the deployment of wireline broadband infrastructure by removing barriers to investment. Overall, USTelecom supports many of the FCC’s tentative conclusions in the proposed rulemaking and believes it should move quickly to update...
Posted in: broadband benefits, broadband service providers, consumers, infrastructure, Internet, smart tech, video, video providers
Date: 06.12.2017
American consumers are now using their home broadband connection for more than just browsing the internet, e-commerce and social networking. More than 70 percent of all fixed-access broadband usage during peak evening hours is credited to streaming audio and video, according to Sandvine’s 2016 Global Internet Phenomena Report. Just five...
Posted in: broadband investment, broadband service providers, FCC, infrastructure, Internet
Date: 06.09.2017
A new report from Cisco projects that global and U.S. Internet Protocol (IP) traffic will grow at double-digit rates over the next five years. Global traffic will nearly triple while U.S. traffic will grow two-and-a-half times, according to Cisco’s latest Visual Networking Index (VNI). Increased internet adoption, faster broadband, next...
Posted in: broadband service providers, rural America
Date: 06.05.2017
Recently, more than 100 representatives of Alaskan telecom providers met at Harrigan Centennial Hall of Sitka, Alaska, population 9,061. This brand new conference center on the banks of Crescent Harbor is both the center for town activities as well as the departure for cruise ship passengers.  Getting to Sitka isn’t easy. While most...
Posted in: cable, consumers, infrastructure, rural America, Tech Transition, USTelecom events, USTelecom news
Date: 06.05.2017
This year marks an important milestone in USTelecom history as we note the 120th anniversary of the association’s founding by a group of entrepreneurs who connected Americans across the country using little but thin wires. Our association has continued to evolve with changing times, convening telecom companies of all sizes and distinguishing...