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Jonathan Spalter

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...
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...
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...
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Date: 08.28.2018
  The following remarks were delivered by Jonathan Spalter, President and CEO, USTelecom before the Montana Telecommunications Association Annual Meetingon August 28, 2018. Thank you, Geoff,for that introduction. Maybe not all of you know this, but in a former life Geoff ran congressional affairs at USTelecom. I...
Date: 08.14.2018
The following remarks were delivered by Jonathan Spalter, President and CEO, USTelecom before the Moss Adams Telecommunications Management Conference on August 14, 2018. Thank you, Chad.  Great agenda you’ve set up for the next two days.  I hope to do it justice with my time this morning.  It’s...
Posted In: rural America
Date: 08.13.2018
By Jonathan Spalter and Shirley Bloomfield From the hollers of West Virginia, to the rugged coastal islands of Maine, to the rolling hills of a Texas ranch and far-flung Native Alaskan villages, connecting our most remote rural communities to broadband infrastructure is essential to their full participation in a connected, digital world...
Date: 07.25.2018
As pro-consumer policy incentives for broadband innovation and investment continue to take root, the two-year decline in private capital investment in U.S. broadband infrastructure from 2014 to 2016 appears to be in the rearview mirror, according to a preliminary USTelecom analysis of the 2017 capital expenditures of wireline, wireless, and cable...
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Date: 06.13.2018
Below are USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter’s remarks delivered to the Media Institute on June 13, 2018: It's been roughly two days, 12 hours and 30 minutes since the Restoring Internet Freedom order went into effect. The connected, digital world continues to spin on its axis. I look out at a sea of faces…not too many YET...
Date: 06.11.2018
If you have eyeballs and a smartphone, you’ve undoubtedly read the warnings: On June 11th, the internet as we know it will cease to exist. Websites will be slowed down and blocked. Small businesses will deflate like day-old balloons, and free speech online will be a thing of the past. Why? Because June 11th is the day the Federal...
Date: 06.04.2018
In a recent spending bill, Congress made $600 million available for additional broadband deployment to America’s rural areas. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has been tapped to administer these funds through a new pilot program. Without question, this funding is a welcome and needed addition to the...

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