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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...
Date: 06.30.2017
Broadband infrastructure is the foundation of the Internet of Things ecosystem, anchoring the exciting and inspiring innovative technologies flooding the market. Engineers are counting on substantial wireless backhaul and fiber networks to provide the data center connectivity necessary to manage this newest intelligence. Case in point? Self-...
Date: 06.29.2017
It’s hard to believe it has been ten years since Apple introduced the iPhone to the world. Today, June 29, Apple celebrates the tenth anniversary of making the iPhone available to consumers. Who knew this super-hyped, newfangled gadget (once nicknamed the jPhone short for “Jesus phone” due to its would-be miraculous...
Date: 06.28.2017
There is consensus among consumers and internet service providers that modern net neutrality safeguards are good for America’s digital democracy and the information economy. There is some disagreement, however, about the legal authority behind the enforcement of net neutrality and whether it demands utility-style regulations. The FCC’s...
Date: 06.22.2017
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s ViaSat – the newest provider offering broadband connectivity. The company has been building broadband-providing satellites since 2016, and successfully launched its ViaSat-2 satellite into orbit last week. Built by Boeing Commercial Satellite Systems, the company’s ViaSat-2 will be able to...
Date: 06.21.2017
Mobile broadband subscriptions continue to mushroom thanks to robust broadband networks. Check out these stats: In 2016, the U.S boasted 370 million mobile broadband subscribers - a number that is expected to grow to 425 million by 2022. Globally, the number of broadband subscribers, doubled from 1.8 billion subscribers to 3.6...
Date: 06.20.2017
USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter was a featured speaker at a recent event in Washington, “The Cost of the Online World: Does Free Really Mean Free” which focused on what “free” actually means on the internet and how the current system of ad-supported businesses offering free services raise privacy and other concerns for...
Date: 06.16.2017
USTelecom recently filed comments in a Federal Communications Commission proceeding focused on how to accelerate the deployment of wireline broadband infrastructure by removing barriers to investment. Overall, USTelecom supports many of the FCC’s tentative conclusions in the proposed rulemaking and believes it should move quickly to update...
Date: 06.14.2017
Citing the discriminatory nature of current Universal Service Fund (USF) contribution requirements, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and USTelecom today filed with the FCC a joint petition for targeted, temporary forbearance from certain USF contributions for small, rural broadband providers until the completion of further...
Date: 06.12.2017
American consumers are now using their home broadband connection for more than just browsing the internet, e-commerce and social networking. More than 70 percent of all fixed-access broadband usage during peak evening hours is credited to streaming audio and video, according to Sandvine’s 2016 Global Internet Phenomena Report. Just five...

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