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Date: 07.25.2018
As pro-consumer policy incentives for broadband innovation and investment continue to take root, the two-year decline in private capital investment in U.S. broadband infrastructure from 2014 to 2016 appears to be in the rearview mirror, according to a preliminary USTelecom analysis of the 2017 capital expenditures of wireline, wireless, and cable...
Date: 07.11.2018
Government Support Key to Bridging Digital Divide in Rural America Report examines underlying economics and need for subsidies to support rural networks Arlington, Va. (July 11, 2018)—Delivering broadband to sparsely populated rural areas is a costly and challenging endeavor that requires significant upfront investment. Subsidies in the...
Date: 06.04.2018
In a recent spending bill, Congress made $600 million available for additional broadband deployment to America’s rural areas. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has been tapped to administer these funds through a new pilot program. Without question, this funding is a welcome and needed addition to the...
Date: 05.30.2018
Thanks to ongoing efforts by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under Chairman Pai’s leadership to facilitate investment and accelerate the transition to next generation broadband networks, the number of U.S. businesses that can enjoy the benefits of fiber networks and newer technologies is growing faster than ever. In 2017, U.S...
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...

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