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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: 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: 03.26.2018
It is said that ‘the road to hell is paved with good intentions.’ Nowhere can we find a more perfect modern  example for this sentiment than in the cacophony of disparate calls by state and local regulators across the country each seeking to impose their own brand of ‘net neutrality’ regulations on consumers’...
Date: 03.26.2018
It’s no surprise that the rise of the internet in the mid-1990’s has fundamentally changed the way Americans live, work and communicate. Adapting and connecting to this new, digital reality has meant large-scale investment (to the tune of $1.6 trillion dollars) by America’s broadband providers, who work hard each day to ensure...
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: 03.15.2018
Background: USTelecom Today Filed With the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) Restoring Internet Freedom Order. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Today we filed to intervene in the Court’s review of the Restoring Internet...
Date: 03.07.2018
Attached is the Statement of Jonathan Banks, Sr. Vice President, Law and Policy, USTelecom - The Broadband Association Before the Maryland House of Delegates Economic Matters Committee on House Bill 1654 and House Bill 1655 on Wednesday, March 7, 2018      
Date: 03.01.2018
Background: The FCC today is expected to release a proposed order to reduce the regulatory costs associated with 5G infrastructure deployment. The order is set for a vote at the March 22 meeting. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “The success of the United States winning the global race for 5G...
Date: 02.12.2018
Background: The Trump administration today rolled out a proposal for $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investments — $200 billion of which would come from the federal government, offset through budget cuts. It would also carve out $50 billion for rural infrastructure projects and revamp federal permitting. This statement can be attributed...

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