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Date: 12.10.2018
Trent Boaldin, President & CEO of EPICTOUCH, talks about the growth and development of his Kansas-based company, and what is on the horizon.   Tell us about EPICTOUCH. EPICTOUCH is a family business, which has been providing communications service to Elkhart Telephone Company customers since October 1956. EPICTOUCH...
Posted In: USTelecom news
Date: 11.19.2018
The GVTC team talks about how the Texas broadband provider has evolved, the successes and challenges to serving rural areas, and a longstanding commitment to their employees and their communities.   Tell us about GVTC. We originated as a telephone provider serving the Texas Hill Country area. Today, we’re a full-...
Posted In: USTelecom news
Date: 10.02.2018
Jon Stouffer and Savannah Stouffer of GTC Broadband  GTC Broadband President Jon Stouffer and Marketing Manager Savannah Stouffer discuss their company’s century-long service to their communities and conversion to fiber-to-the-home in both exchanges.  Tell us about GTC Broadband. GTC Broadband is a...
Posted In: USTelecom news
Date: 09.25.2018
Bruce Hanson, Hanson Communications  Hanson Communications owner Bruce Hanson discusses how his company is investing in next generation networks and the challenges and opportunities of a multi-state structure. Tell us about Hanson Communications. Hanson Communications is a family telecommunications company started in 1951 by...
Posted In: rural America
Date: 09.24.2018
By: Greg Jarman, COO, Watch Communications and Benton Ridge Telephone When conjuring an image of rural America, with its rolling farmland and rugged expanse, the term “overbuilding” rarely comes to mind. Yet when it comes to broadband access in rural communities, including many right here in the Midwest, overbuilding has become a...
Date: 06.14.2018
This month’s FCC open meeting boasted a full docket, including a number of items of particular interest to USTelecom members. Each one of these items accomplishes, in different ways, the FCC’s goal of improving the customer experience with broadband and phone service. Below are more details on three of the FCC’s June...
Posted In: consumers, FCC, FTC, Robocalls
Date: 04.18.2018
USTelecom and our members work in industry forums to develop solutions to stay ahead of the many sophisticated ways criminals manipulate calling services to harass consumers. Strong enforcement against illegal robocallers remains critical, and we continue to work closely with the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and...
Posted In: consumers, House, privacy, Senate
Date: 04.17.2018
On April 10th and 11th, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress about Facebook’s use of data and the implications on their user’s privacy. Zuckerberg was the lone panelist at both hearings held in the wake of troubling revelations stemming from Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of Facebook data and concerns about...
Date: 04.11.2018
Tell us about Jefferson Telecom. Jefferson Telephone Company (DBA, Jefferson Telecom) was formed in 1938 in Jefferson, Iowa by the Daubendiek family.  Since its inception, Jefferson Telecom strove to be an industry leader in providing the latest in technology. Some of these include: being one of the first in Iowa to furnish full metallic...
Date: 02.07.2018
Ken Pfister, Vice President, Strategic Policy, Great Plains Communications Tell us about Great Plains Communications Great Plains Communications is the largest privately-owned telecommunications provider in Nebraska, serving over 90 communities throughout the state. Residential services include high-speed Internet, cable TV, and local and...

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