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Posted in: House, open internet, privacy, Senate
Date: 04.09.2018
Tomorrow, in the most public way possible, Congress will turn its focus to Facebook, social media privacy, and user’s data security. With the klieg lights on, they will debate two profoundly important questions at the heart of the integrity and viability of the internet: how can we better protect the digital rights of America’s...
Posted in: competition, consumers, FTC, net neutrality, open internet, USTelecom webinars
Date: 04.09.2018
USTelecom Vice President of Law & Policy Diane Holland recently joined Acting FTC Chief Technologist Neil Chilson for a webinar to discuss the FTC’s restored role of ensuring net neutrality protections for consumers and competition. Recent action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ended the brief regulation of internet...
Posted in: broadband benefits, e-learning, education, employment, FCC, health care, net neutrality, open internet, rural America
Date: 04.04.2018
The folks over at Government Technology undertook an interesting exercise recently – they examined State of the State addresses to get a sense of whether technology is on the minds of the nation’s governors. The result? Broadband and cybersecurity are priorities nationwide. Governors are focused on putting in place cybersecurity...
Posted in: cybersecurity, FCC, infrastructure, technology, USF contributions
Date: 04.03.2018
Following years of simmering national security concerns regarding the presence of Chinese products and services in U.S telecommunications networks, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in advance of an April 17, 2018 Commission vote. The explanation for the swift FCC action came in a...
Posted in: consumers, FTC, net neutrality, open internet
Date: 04.02.2018
In the vast maze of federal bureaucracy, there is just one agency whose sole mission is to “protect consumers by preventing anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair business practices.”  It is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  Yet from 2015-2017, a different agency, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), forced the FTC...
Posted in: consumers, Robocalls, USTelecom events
Date: 03.27.2018
USTelecom Vice President of Law & Policy Kevin Rupy recently participated on an illegal robocalling panel co-hosted by the FCC and the FTC about challenges facing consumers and industry. Rupy spoke specifically about the development of authenticated caller-ID, traceback efforts to identify the source of illegal robocalls, ongoing cooperation...
Posted in: broadband investment, consumers, House, net neutrality, Senate
Date: 03.26.2018
It is said that ‘the road to hell is paved with good intentions.’ Nowhere can we find a more perfect modern  example for this sentiment than in the cacophony of disparate calls by state and local regulators across the country each seeking to impose their own brand of ‘net neutrality’ regulations on consumers’...
Posted in: broadband investment, infrastructure, Internet, reports and studies
Date: 03.26.2018
It’s no surprise that the rise of the internet in the mid-1990’s has fundamentally changed the way Americans live, work and communicate. Adapting and connecting to this new, digital reality has meant large-scale investment (to the tune of $1.6 trillion dollars) by America’s broadband providers, who work hard each day to ensure...
Posted in: broadband adoption, broadband deployment, broadband investment, National Broadband Map, USTelecom news
Date: 03.20.2018
USTelecom this month released its “2018 Industry Metrics and Trends,” an analysis of the most recent public and private data, and offering a fresh look at the state of broadband in the United States. The data—which covers the transition from legacy voice to mobile and IP networks; broadband investment, deployment, adoption,...
Posted in: cybersecurity
Date: 03.13.2018
Every day businesses worldwide compete to become more efficient, effective and profitable through ever-evolving technological innovation and creativity.  Unfortunately, at the same time, malicious actors are working tirelessly to leverage any and all vulnerabilities within any system they can find, or insiders they can manipulate. Over the...