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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: 09.13.2017
Earlier this week I participated in a roundtable discussion at the FCC where issues related to situational awareness of 911 service outages were discussed among a diverse group of interested stakeholders. The discussion included representatives across the public safety community including service providers, 911 vendors, consumer...
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: 08.29.2017
While broadband is widely deployed across the United States, availability continues to lag in rural areas compared to urban and suburban areas, according to the most current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband deployment data. As of mid-2016, 86 percent of rural households had access to wired broadband at any speed compared to 99...
Date: 08.25.2017
About 96 percent of Americans had at least one wired broadband option by mid-2016 and 84 percent had two options, according to a new analysis of Federal Communications Commission data by USTelecom and consultant Telcodata CensusNBM. In a new report, “U.S. Broadband Availability Mid 2016,” USTelecom Vice President of Industry...
Date: 08.04.2017
One of the talking points repeated by advocates of heavy-handed utility-style regulation on broadband internet service is that internet service providers say one thing to Wall Street and something else to Washington. Like other arguments made by some of these advocates, that suggestion is both simplistic and incorrect. Broadband providers have...
Date: 08.03.2017
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Public Notice for the Connect America Fund Phase II Auction, which will award up to $198 million annually over 10 years to service providers for providing fixed voice and broadband service in high-cost areas. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter...
Date: 07.27.2017
Since the dawn of the internet, broadband has helped to spur innovation. The structural backbone that the internet relies on for connectivity has evolved over the years, with a growing infrastructure designed to support increasing speed and bandwidth. Over the past 20 years, the entire broadband industry has invested $1.4 trillion toward...
Date: 07.11.2017
A wise Federal Communications Commission chairman noted that “the best decision government ever made with respect to the internet was … NOT to impose regulation on it.” Who said that? Republican Chairman Ajit Pai? Republican Chairman Kevin Martin? No, it was Bill Kennard, the Democratic chairman appointed by President Bill...

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