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Date: 01.16.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission announced today that Chairman Ajit Pai has shared a draft order with his commissioners that, if adopted, would provide over $500 million in additional funding for cooperatives and small rural carriers to deploy high-speed broadband in rural areas. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom...
Date: 01.16.2018
This oped by USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter was originally published in The Hill on January 15, 2018. At the American Farm Bureau convention on Monday, Jan. 8, President Trump sent his clearest signal yet that his administration is prioritizing rural Americans and their access to broadband connectivity, ensuring they don’t...
Date: 01.08.2018
Background: This afternoon, President Trump and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue were at the American Farm Bureau convention in Tennessee to report on the work of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.   The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “The focus on broadband deployment...
Date: 12.14.2017
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today adopted the “Restoring Internet Freedom” order, which reversed the agency’s previous decision to regulate broadband internet access service under Title II of the Communications Act. The following statement is attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Today...
Date: 12.14.2017
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Date: 11.02.2017
USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter recently spoke at the Great Lakes Technology Showcase where he shared some insights into the broadband policy and regulatory environment in Washington, DC and around the country. About 13 million Americans who live in rural areas lack access to high-speed internet service. “Connecting the country...
Date: 10.13.2017
USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter recently penned an oped, “Broadband for All – Closing the Digital Divide,” in The Herald Sun supporting broadband connectivity in North Carolina and for all Americans across the country. In his piece, Spalter praises Rep. G.K. Butterfield for championing broadband deployment and its value to...
Date: 10.04.2017
Last week, the Senate Broadband Caucus held an expo on the future of telehealth in the 21st century, including remarks from Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.). The Senators spoke about the crucial role broadband deployment will play in paving the way for people living in rural areas to access to...
Date: 09.28.2017
Background: Today, House and Senate Democrats unveiled a plan, “A Better Deal: Universal High-Speed Internet,” for ensuring all Americans have access to broadband internet access service. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Closing the digital divide won’t be easy or inexpensive, but an...
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...

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