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Date: 07.12.2017
For many of the large, powerful internet companies who have signed on to today’s net neutrality protest, the real issue here is not protecting the open internet, but protecting their bottom lines.    The protest consists mostly of prominently displayed “spinning wheels of doom”—the universally reviled data...
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: 06.16.2017
USTelecom recently filed comments in a Federal Communications Commission proceeding focused on how to accelerate the deployment of wireline broadband infrastructure by removing barriers to investment. Overall, USTelecom supports many of the FCC’s tentative conclusions in the proposed rulemaking and believes it should move quickly to update...
Date: 06.14.2017
Citing the discriminatory nature of current Universal Service Fund (USF) contribution requirements, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and USTelecom today filed with the FCC a joint petition for targeted, temporary forbearance from certain USF contributions for small, rural broadband providers until the completion of further...
Date: 06.02.2017
As customers turn to smartphones to replace landline service, broadband service providers are seeing a demand for larger data packages that can provide enough connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and streaming video. Fixed networks are the backbone to all internet-supported devices, but old copper wire networks now connect less than...
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: 05.05.2017
USTelecom’s seventh annual report on broadband investment numbers will be finalized soon, but our initial analysis strongly suggests that investment in 2016 continued to trend downward following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) adoption of the 2015 Open Internet Order. Data compiled from internet service...
Date: 04.20.2017
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today approved an order that will give more flexibility to Rate-of-Return carriers and allow them to receive funding for high-cost projects that might exceed their cap. The change will allow carriers to extend broadband service to hard-to-reach homes with the help of universal service funds....
Date: 04.20.2017
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry into steps it can take to speed deployment of next-generation networks by removing barriers to investment, accelerating the transition from old copper networks to IP networks and reducing unnecessary FCC regulations. This...

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