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Date: 12.04.2017
This op-ed by Blackfoot Communications CEO Jason Williams was originally published in the Washington Examiner on Dec. 2, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. As I’ve read some of the news coming out of Washington over the last few days about how the Federal Communications Commission is planning to do something new on net neutrality, it feels like we...
Date: 11.28.2017
This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:  “Efforts to intimidate Chairman Pai and his young family through racist language and other acts are reprehensible and have no place in our civil society. We join others in condemning these actions.”        
Date: 11.21.2017
Background: Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced he has circulated a Report and Order on Restoring Internet Freedom which would reverse the agency’s 2015 decision to regulate broadband internet access service under Title II of the Communications Act. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan...
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: 11.17.2017
A group of 21 rural telecom providers today urged the Federal Communications Commission to help close the digital divide by adopting light-touch regulations that provide companies confidence to invest in network upgrades and expansions that can help close the digital divide between urban and rural households.   “As executives of...
Date: 10.31.2017
Investment in U.S. broadband networks continued to slide in 2016, continuing a trend that began two years ago after the Federal Communications Commission reclassified broadband providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act. U.S. broadband providers invested approximately $76 billion in capital expenditures on network...
Date: 10.23.2017
By Darby McCarty, CEO of Smithville Communications Inc. (USTelecom member) There are very few things that unites Washington these days, but the need for more and better broadband service is among them. The desire to ensure all Americans have equal access to the life-changing opportunities enabled by high-speed broadband access is something that...

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