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Jonathan Spalter

Date: 09.22.2017
Note: An op-ed published in Morning Consult.  In times of crisis, it’s vitally important that people can communicate with loved ones and emergency responders. That need came into sharp focus again this week as Hurricane Maria bore down on Puerto Rico, as Hurricane Irma did just a few weeks ago in Florida, knocking...
Date: 08.04.2017
One of the talking points repeated by advocates of heavy-handed utility-style regulation on broadband internet service is that internet service providers say one thing to Wall Street and something else to Washington. Like other arguments made by some of these advocates, that suggestion is both simplistic and incorrect. Broadband providers have...
Date: 07.25.2017
Every morning across the U.S., Americans reach for their phones, tablets or laptops and start tapping out the first text message of the day, or check the feed on their favorite social media network. Internet access has become a fabric woven into the daily lives of most Americans. Since 1996, internet service providers have invested $1.5...
Date: 07.12.2017
For many of the large, powerful internet companies who have signed on to today’s net neutrality protest, the real issue here is not protecting the open internet, but protecting their bottom lines.    The protest consists mostly of prominently displayed “spinning wheels of doom”—the universally reviled data...
Date: 02.01.2017
Remarks by USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter Broadband First: Investing in America’s Infrastructure January 26, 2017 It was 60-plus years ago when President Dwight Eisenhower, fresh from World War II Europe’s front-row seat where he was able to see the efficiency of the German autobahn, came back to the United States...