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Date: 05.16.2018
Background: Today, the Senate voted to pass a resolution under the Congressional Review Act to roll back the Federal Communication Commission’s Order to Restore Internet Freedom. The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom: “This vote throws into reverse our shared goal of...
Date: 03.06.2018
Background: The House  of Representatives is expected to pass bipartisan, bicameral legislation – RAY BAUM’S Act (H.R. 4986) – reauthorizing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and spurring the deployment of next-generation networks. The following statement is attributed to USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan...
Date: 02.14.2018
House E&C Committee Moves to Reauthorize FCC   Background: The House E&C committee today advanced Ray Baum’s Act of 2018, legislation that reauthorizes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Bill now moves to the full House for consideration. The following statement is attributed to USTelecom President and...
Date: 02.12.2018
Background: The Trump administration today rolled out a proposal for $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investments — $200 billion of which would come from the federal government, offset through budget cuts. It would also carve out $50 billion for rural infrastructure projects and revamp federal permitting. This statement can be attributed...
Date: 02.06.2018
With the release of the January 5, 2018 Draft Report to the President “Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats” the U.S. Administration set forth a vision that, if properly executed, has the potential to profoundly impact the security of our global...
Date: 01.30.2018
When the president enters the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday evening to deliver his first State of the Union, topics that draw consensus will likely be few and far between.  Among the rare issues that unites this partisan town is infrastructure—the idea of putting women and men to work in communities across the country to literally build the...
Date: 01.29.2018
The following statement is for attribution to USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter in response to the NSC memo and resulting media reports on 5G: “There is nothing that would slam the brakes more quickly on our hard-won momentum to be the leader in the global race for 5G network deployment more quickly than the federal government...
Date: 01.11.2018
Background: Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced resolutions today that will promote broadband deployment in infrastructure legislation including preventing overbuilding, rewarding small cell siting reform, demanding technical neutrality, and streamlining burdensome and costly regulations. This statement can be...
Date: 12.19.2017
Background: The House of Representatives today approved legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax code, lowering taxes for the middle class and decreasing the corporate tax rate to 21 percent. The Senate is also expected to soon to pass this legislation. The following statement is attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Permanently...
Date: 10.04.2017
Background:  The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation today approved David Redl’s nomination to serve as the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Assistant Secretary for Communication and Information. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “David Redl...

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