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Lawmakers Need to Deliver Parity and Clarity

11.02.2017

USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter recently spoke at the Great Lakes Technology Showcase where he shared some insights into the broadband policy and regulatory environment in Washington, DC and around the country. About 13 million Americans who live in rural areas lack access to high-speed internet service. “Connecting the country we know is no technical impossibility. It is a limitation imposed by policy, by a lack of adequate, collective willpower” by federal, state and local governments,” Spalter said. The Journal Gazette covered the event, reporting, “Trade group CEO says regulations limit online access, and the need for lawmakers to give broadband service providers ‘parity and clarity’ if they are to extend broadband service across the country.”