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Date: 04.25.2018
Tell us about Smithville Communications  Smithville Communications began nearly a century ago as Monroe County Telephone Company. The company provided phone services connecting the limestone quarries after an Indiana Bell engineer identified connectivity as critical to maintaining a safe working environment. In 1923, the Draper family bought...
Date: 04.11.2018
Tell us about Jefferson Telecom. Jefferson Telephone Company (DBA, Jefferson Telecom) was formed in 1938 in Jefferson, Iowa by the Daubendiek family.  Since its inception, Jefferson Telecom strove to be an industry leader in providing the latest in technology. Some of these include: being one of the first in Iowa to furnish full metallic...
Date: 03.22.2018
Background: The FCC today approved an order to reduce the regulatory costs associated with 5G infrastructure deployment. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “The FCC’s order to streamline deployment for next generation networks reflects the Commission’s future-focused and pro-consumer approach...
Date: 03.22.2018
Background: The $1.3 trillion Congressional omnibus deal to fund the federal government for fiscal year 2018 is poised to reauthorize the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and fund a number of telecom provisions. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “The omnibus deal is a welcome, bipartisan approach to...
Date: 03.20.2018
USTelecom this month released its “2018 Industry Metrics and Trends,” an analysis of the most recent public and private data, and offering a fresh look at the state of broadband in the United States. The data—which covers the transition from legacy voice to mobile and IP networks; broadband investment, deployment, adoption,...
Date: 02.07.2018
Background: The bipartisan budget deal announced today includes $20 Billion in infrastructure funding, including for rural broadband.  The following statement is from Jonathan Spalter, president & CEO, USTelecom: “It is encouraging to hear that the budget deal includes $20 Billion in funding for infrastructure, including for...
Date: 02.02.2018
USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter: “We have made important strides in connecting the nation to high speed broadband, but government policies matter. They can either propel deployment or unnecessarily slow it down. This report recognizes the harmful impact that restrictive regulations, and uncertainty, can have on...
Date: 01.30.2018
When the president enters the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday evening to deliver his first State of the Union, topics that draw consensus will likely be few and far between.  Among the rare issues that unites this partisan town is infrastructure—the idea of putting women and men to work in communities across the country to literally build the...
Date: 01.30.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today voted to address the remaining issues raised by parties challenging the Commission’s orders implementing the Connect America Phase II auction. It also voted to establish procedures for the Connect America Fund Phase II auction, which will award up to $1.98 billion over 10 years to...
Date: 01.30.2018
Below is USTelecom Chairman and CEO Jonathan Spalter’s oral testimony as prepared for delivery before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications & Technology hearing: “Closing the Digital Divide: Broadband Infrastructure Solutions” on January 30, 2018: USTelecom Chairman and CEO Jonathan Spalter...

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