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Date: 11.16.2017
Ensuring that all Americans can access the opportunities made possible by broadband internet access service is one of the great challenges facing the U.S. today. One way to think about that challenge is to break it into two parts.  First, how do we ensure that broadband networks are upgraded fast enough to keep up with...
Date: 11.16.2017
Background: Today the Federal Communications Commission approved a Report and Order on Replacement Utility Poles that eliminates a requirement for a historic preservation review of a replacement utility pole as long as the original pole wasn’t a historic property and the replacement will be placed in the same spot and look like the original...
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: 10.27.2017
Earlier this week, I attended the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and the Wireless Technology Association conference, “Massive Broadband Network Densification: Unleashing the Opportunities of 5G.” Panels focused on the technology, business economics, and policy aspects of fifth generation (5G) wireless deployment in...
Date: 10.17.2017
Last week, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai gave a speech entitled, "Morning in Digital America" at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. As Pai reiterated, his foremost priority is bridging the digital divide. He said he has emulated some aspects of former President Reagan’s governing approach to his own in tackling...
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: 10.12.2017
Startups aren’t easy to launch, whether it’s thinking up a great product or service, hiring the right talent or coming up with funding. The last thing that should be a problem is access to broadband internet, but in some rural parts of the U.S. there isn’t enough service. Innovation can take place anywhere — in Silicon...
Date: 10.11.2017
Fixed broadband networks around the world have become an integral part of societies, economies and communities, with all things internet relying heavily upon broadband. Worldwide, digital technologies are driving economic growth, leading-edge innovation and public service delivery. And countries with sophisticated broadband infrastructure are...
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
In remote areas, broadband is connecting rural students with online courses, expanding access to the world’s best hospitals and turning once-waning main streets into vibrant hubs of opportunity. Studies show that as rural communities adopt and use broadband services, incomes go up and unemployment falls.  Simply put: Connectivity can...

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