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Date: 06.15.2018
This Sunday is Father’s Day. Are you still looking for a gift? Now is a great time to upgrade Dad with a new gadget or connected device powered by broadband. Here are a few ideas for your last-minute shopping inspiration: For the Smart Home: Dad can start the coffee pot while taking a well-deserved snooze with a smart coffee brewer, make...
Date: 06.11.2018
If you have eyeballs and a smartphone, you’ve undoubtedly read the warnings: On June 11th, the internet as we know it will cease to exist. Websites will be slowed down and blocked. Small businesses will deflate like day-old balloons, and free speech online will be a thing of the past. Why? Because June 11th is the day the Federal...
Date: 05.23.2018
How is high-speed broadband transforming lives? Just check out the news headlines and you’ll find coverage of the latest VR headset, a list of new movies to stream, and even how online platforms are impacting our democracy. These things can be life-changing; but broadband also can be life-saving. How? Broadband is powering remote healthcare...
Date: 04.10.2018
The following remarks were delivered by Jonathan Spalter, President and CEO, USTelecom before the Ohio Telecom Association on April 10, 2018 Thank you, Charlie, for the invitation to join you and the work you and this organization do every day connecting Ohio communities and families to broadband’s many opportunities. The $4 billion...
Date: 04.04.2018
The folks over at Government Technology undertook an interesting exercise recently – they examined State of the State addresses to get a sense of whether technology is on the minds of the nation’s governors. The result? Broadband and cybersecurity are priorities nationwide. Governors are focused on putting in place cybersecurity...
Date: 01.24.2018
When it comes to how Americans use the internet, the mantra “more is more” grows more applicable by the day.  A USTelecom analysis has found that U.S. IP traffic has grown nearly 3.5 times over the last five years, and is set to grow 2.5 times over the next five. To get a sense what that looks like, take a peek below:...
Date: 12.14.2017
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order aimed at ensuring sufficient funding is available for the Rural Health Care Program and that any waste, fraud or abuse is eliminated The following statement is attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: This rulemaking marks an...
Date: 09.13.2017
Earlier this week I participated in a roundtable discussion at the FCC where issues related to situational awareness of 911 service outages were discussed among a diverse group of interested stakeholders. The discussion included representatives across the public safety community including service providers, 911 vendors, consumer...
Date: 09.06.2017
Broadband is vital to America’s farmers and ranchers to support their livelihood, manage agricultural operations, and in turn, feed America. Agricultural Internet of Things (IoT) devices operating with broadband connectivity are giving farmers the capability to cultivate their land more efficiently. Agricultural technology monitors water...
Date: 08.25.2017
When online classes were first introduced, many people didn’t understand the concept, much less the feasibility. Today, many prominent and prestigious schools and universities offer online coursework. A recent study estimates 3.5 million students were enrolled in online degree programs in 2016 – a number expected to grow to 5 million...

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