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Date: 09.22.2017
Note: An op-ed published in Morning Consult.  In times of crisis, it’s vitally important that people can communicate with loved ones and emergency responders. That need came into sharp focus again this week as Hurricane Maria bore down on Puerto Rico, as Hurricane Irma did just a few weeks ago in Florida, knocking...
Date: 08.30.2017
In times of crisis, it’s vitally important that people can communicate with loved ones and emergency responders, and the devastating storm that has overwhelmed Houston and other parts of the Gulf Coast has prompted non-stop efforts by broadband providers to keep residents online. Several USTelecom member companies have operations in and...
Date: 05.25.2016
Background: Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would require broadband service providers to expand its reporting of network outages and disruptions. The following statement should be attributed to Jon Banks, SVP, Law and Policy: “Today’s order...