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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...
Posted in: USTelecom news
Date: 09.25.2018
Bruce Hanson, Hanson Communications  Hanson Communications owner Bruce Hanson discusses how his company is investing in next generation networks and the challenges and opportunities of a multi-state structure. Tell us about Hanson Communications. Hanson Communications is a family telecommunications company started in 1951 by...
Posted in: rural America
Date: 09.24.2018
By: Greg Jarman, COO, Watch Communications and Benton Ridge Telephone When conjuring an image of rural America, with its rolling farmland and rugged expanse, the term “overbuilding” rarely comes to mind. Yet when it comes to broadband access in rural communities, including many right here in the Midwest, overbuilding has become a...
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...