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Kevin Rupy

Posted In: consumers, FCC, Robocalls, Senate
Date: 10.05.2017
Earlier this week, the Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing “Still Ringing Off the Hook: An Update on Efforts to Combat Robocalls,” which focused on efforts by regulators, law enforcement and industry to combat the continuing issue with consumers being impacted by illegal robocalls. USTelecom Vice President of Law...
Date: 08.18.2017
Earlier this week, President Trump issued a presidential executive order establishing “discipline and accountability” in the environmental review of infrastructure projects, including broadband. The executive order is narrowly focused on the environmental and permitting process for infrastructure projects, and creates a framework that...
Posted In: Robocalls
Date: 07.10.2017
The industry-led Robocall Strike Force has developed a blocking framework that includes four types of phone numbers to help increase flexibility given to voice providers to better block robocalls. These categorized numbers included invalid, unallocated, unassigned and those requested by the subscriber. Last week, USTelecom submitted comments to...
Date: 11.30.2016
Earlier this spring, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an order that modified the Lifeline program by allowing low-income Americans to have subsidized broadband service, while also implementing various administrative reforms. USTelecom President Walter McCormick praised the move modernizing the Lifeline program, saying that it...
Date: 04.21.2016
Robocalls continue to be a main focus for USTelecom and a broad range of industry partners. As part of that effort, USTelecom recently participated in the third annual No-Call Law Enforcement Summit held in Indianapolis from April 21 – 22, 2016. Attorney General Greg Zoeller of Indiana and Joe Bindbeutel, Chief Counsel of the Missouri...
Date: 04.06.2016
“Safe harbor” provisions under well-established components of copyright law are crucial to ensuring the continuing growth of the internet economy, USTelecom said in comments  [http://www.ustelecom.org/sites/default/files/documents/USTelecom-DMCA-Comments-2016-04-01-FINAL.pdf] filed with the U.S. Copyright Office. The Digital...