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Posted in: cybersecurity, online safety
Date: 11.01.2017
In today’s hyper-connected digital economy, an organization’s value is often determined by its ability to manage and protect information that it collects, stores and moves across internal and external networks. When these highly-prized digital assets are stolen, or when the systems that manage their use are compromised,...
Posted in: broadband investment, broadband service providers, net neutrality, Open Internet rules
Date: 10.31.2017
Investment in U.S. broadband networks continued to slide in 2016, continuing a trend that began two years ago after the Federal Communications Commission reclassified broadband providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act. U.S. broadband providers invested approximately $76 billion in capital expenditures on network...
Posted in: broadband deployment, fiber, infrastructure, Internet of Things, wireless
Date: 10.27.2017
Earlier this week, I attended the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and the Wireless Technology Association conference, “Massive Broadband Network Densification: Unleashing the Opportunities of 5G.” Panels focused on the technology, business economics, and policy aspects of fifth generation (5G) wireless deployment in...
Date: 10.26.2017
The following are the remarks USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter delivered on October 26, 2017 at the Great Lakes Technology Showcase in Fort Wayne, IN I am thrilled to be with you.  I started in this new role at the beginning of the year…moving my family out to Washington, DC at an interesting time.  We came from...
Posted in: infrastructure, network management, network transformation
Date: 10.24.2017
Alaska Communications President and CEO Anand Vadapalli joined the company in 2006 after a distinguished career at telecommunications companies including Valor Telecom, Network Telephone Corp. and Broadwing/Cincinnati Bell. Within five years Vadapalli had...
Posted in: FCC, Internet regulation, net neutrality, open internet, Open Internet rules
Date: 10.23.2017
By Darby McCarty, CEO of Smithville Communications Inc. (USTelecom member) There are very few things that unites Washington these days, but the need for more and better broadband service is among them. The desire to ensure all Americans have equal access to the life-changing opportunities enabled by high-speed broadband access is something that...
Posted in: broadband deployment, broadband investment, digital, Internet regulation, rural America
Date: 10.17.2017
Last week, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai gave a speech entitled, "Morning in Digital America" at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. As Pai reiterated, his foremost priority is bridging the digital divide. He said he has emulated some aspects of former President Reagan’s governing approach to his own in tackling...
Posted in: broadband access, broadband deployment, broadband investment, digital, infrastructure, Internet, rural America
Date: 10.13.2017
USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter recently penned an oped, “Broadband for All – Closing the Digital Divide,” in The Herald Sun supporting broadband connectivity in North Carolina and for all Americans across the country. In his piece, Spalter praises Rep. G.K. Butterfield for championing broadband deployment and its value to...
Posted in: broadband deployment, broadband investment, broadband service providers, infrastructure, Internet regulation, open internet, rural America
Date: 10.12.2017
Startups aren’t easy to launch, whether it’s thinking up a great product or service, hiring the right talent or coming up with funding. The last thing that should be a problem is access to broadband internet, but in some rural parts of the U.S. there isn’t enough service. Innovation can take place anywhere — in Silicon...
Posted in: broadband deployment, broadband investment, fiber, infrastructure, smart tech
Date: 10.11.2017
Fixed broadband networks around the world have become an integral part of societies, economies and communities, with all things internet relying heavily upon broadband. Worldwide, digital technologies are driving economic growth, leading-edge innovation and public service delivery. And countries with sophisticated broadband infrastructure are...