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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...
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Date: 06.13.2018
Below are USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter’s remarks delivered to the Media Institute on June 13, 2018: It's been roughly two days, 12 hours and 30 minutes since the Restoring Internet Freedom order went into effect. The connected, digital world continues to spin on its axis. I look out at a sea of faces…not too many YET...
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...
Date: 01.30.2018
Below is USTelecom Chairman and CEO Jonathan Spalter’s oral testimony as prepared for delivery before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications & Technology hearing: “Closing the Digital Divide: Broadband Infrastructure Solutions” on January 30, 2018: USTelecom Chairman and CEO Jonathan Spalter...
Date: 01.30.2018
Last week, USTelecom Senior Vice President, Law & Policy Jonathan Banks testified before the D.C. Council’s Committee on Government Operations to weigh in on the importance of the  FCC’s decision to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order and return to a lighter-touch regulation framework.   In his testimony before...
Date: 12.19.2017
Tell us about Blackfoot Communications. Blackfoot is a leading regional provider of voice, data, cloud and IT services throughout the Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest. Headquartered in Missoula, Montana, we started as a telephone cooperative in 1954 providing voice service to all the small towns covering more than 5,000 square miles...
Date: 12.18.2017
This op-ed by Alaska Communications CEO Anand Vadapalli was originally published in MultiChannel Broadcasting on Dec. 18, 2017 at 5:00 a.m. FCC’s regulatory refocus should shift agency’s emphasis to rural deployment It’s in the most remote places that fast, strong and reliable connectivity is most...

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