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Date: 08.23.2017
In his first remarks as FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai declared his highest priority: making sure every American who wants internet access can get it. Since that day, he has consistently taken steps toward that goal. A key component of the strategy to get there is fostering broadband infrastructure investment. He formed the Broadband Deployment...
Date: 08.15.2017
Broadband influences American lives every day. For example, television reigned supreme for decades as the go-to device for media entertainment, with more than 44 percent of households boasting three or more televisions in 2009. By 2015, that percentage had dropped to 39 percent.   Since broadband has given Americans the freedom to stream...
Date: 08.03.2017
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Public Notice for the Connect America Fund Phase II Auction, which will award up to $198 million annually over 10 years to service providers for providing fixed voice and broadband service in high-cost areas. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter...
Date: 07.27.2017
Since the dawn of the internet, broadband has helped to spur innovation. The structural backbone that the internet relies on for connectivity has evolved over the years, with a growing infrastructure designed to support increasing speed and bandwidth. Over the past 20 years, the entire broadband industry has invested $1.4 trillion toward...
Date: 07.25.2017
Every morning across the U.S., Americans reach for their phones, tablets or laptops and start tapping out the first text message of the day, or check the feed on their favorite social media network. Internet access has become a fabric woven into the daily lives of most Americans. Since 1996, internet service providers have invested $1.5...
Date: 06.22.2017
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s ViaSat – the newest provider offering broadband connectivity. The company has been building broadband-providing satellites since 2016, and successfully launched its ViaSat-2 satellite into orbit last week. Built by Boeing Commercial Satellite Systems, the company’s ViaSat-2 will be able to...
Date: 06.22.2017
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to open a Notice of Inquiry into how to promote greater consumer choice and more broadband options in multiple tenant environments such as apartment complexes or shopping malls. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Closing the digital divide...
Date: 06.21.2017
Mobile broadband subscriptions continue to mushroom thanks to robust broadband networks. Check out these stats: In 2016, the U.S boasted 370 million mobile broadband subscribers - a number that is expected to grow to 425 million by 2022. Globally, the number of broadband subscribers, doubled from 1.8 billion subscribers to 3.6...
Date: 05.26.2017
Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the tremendous sacrifices made by members of our armed services. A long-standing priority of the U.S. military is ensuring that service members are able to stay in touch with loved ones no matter where they are deployed. Fortunately, new technologies and high-speed broadband service now makes it much easier...
Date: 04.05.2017
The always-connected, ubiquitous internet has transformed the music business. For the first time ever, streaming music platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music have generated the majority of the music industry’s revenue in the U.S., according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In 2016, estimated retail revenues for...

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