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Jonathan Spalter

Posted In: technology
Date: 12.06.2018
In November, voters across the country shattered turnout records that come January will produce a major shift in political power on Capitol Hill. The question is whether it also will produce the meaningful, bipartisan results our families and communities expect, and our voters demand. Campaign rhetoric notwithstanding, there is one policy item...
Posted In: privacy
Date: 11.05.2018
Whether or not Congress flips blue or remains red after the election, there is a purple issue the next Congress must immediately tackle. It is bipartisan, affects America’s global leadership, and is a priority for every consumer who uses the internet: digital privacy. In our hyper-connected digital lives, consumers across the political...
Posted In: net neutrality
Date: 10.12.2018
It is often said that “as California goes, so goes the nation.” For decades this maxim has held true for the state I called home for 15 years. The statement has rung true from social justice and civil rights to the transformation of our economy and society in the digital age. But if recent action taken by California Gov. Jerry Brown is...
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...
Date: 09.07.2018
With the internet serving as a vital on-ramp to opportunity in today’s economy and society, America’s broadband providers are working hard, and investing mightily, to connect communities across the nation — rural, urban and everywhere in between — so that our country remains the land of opportunity for all. These companies...
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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...

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