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Sally Aman

Date: 06.06.2018
Mary Meeker recently released her annual internet trends report, offering insight into how people across the world are using the internet and connected devices. There’s a lot to learn from her report, especially this year, under the backdrop of new tech regulation, media consolidation, and more people around the world connected to the...
Date: 05.23.2018
How is high-speed broadband transforming lives? Just check out the news headlines and you’ll find coverage of the latest VR headset, a list of new movies to stream, and even how online platforms are impacting our democracy. These things can be life-changing; but broadband also can be life-saving. How? Broadband is powering remote healthcare...
Date: 04.25.2018
Tell us about Smithville Communications  Smithville Communications began nearly a century ago as Monroe County Telephone Company. The company provided phone services connecting the limestone quarries after an Indiana Bell engineer identified connectivity as critical to maintaining a safe working environment. In 1923, the Draper family bought...
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...
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: FTC, technology
Date: 01.29.2018
In December, the FCC voted to repeal Title II regulation of internet service providers, turning authority over to the top federal agency in charge of protecting consumers from shady business practices of all kinds, the Federal Trade Commission. The repeal strengthens consumer protections in a number of ways, all without the destructive, investment...
Date: 01.24.2018
When it comes to how Americans use the internet, the mantra “more is more” grows more applicable by the day.  A USTelecom analysis has found that U.S. IP traffic has grown nearly 3.5 times over the last five years, and is set to grow 2.5 times over the next five. To get a sense what that looks like, take a peek below:...
Date: 12.14.2017
When it comes to net neutrality there is a lot of misinformation and confusion. Let’s set the record straight. MYTH: This debate is between those who favor net neutrality and those who oppose it.  All sides in this debate strongly support an open internet with policies that protect consumers. The argument revolves around the...
Date: 11.21.2017
In rural communities with strong broadband infrastructure, doctors use connectivity to treat patients more efficiently, schools prepare students to enter the new, digital workforce and Americans discover new opportunities to make a home and career outside of crowded urban areas. Studies show that as rural communities adopt and use broadband...
Date: 10.12.2017
Startups aren’t easy to launch, whether it’s thinking up a great product or service, hiring the right talent or coming up with funding. The last thing that should be a problem is access to broadband internet, but in some rural parts of the U.S. there isn’t enough service. Innovation can take place anywhere — in Silicon...

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