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Date: 01.11.2019
The hottest tech gadgets debuted at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and while the year’s most exciting tech trade show took place amid a government shutdown, the tech and communications sectors are full steam ahead. CES is, in large part, an opportunity for innovators to show off what’s possible....
Posted In: consumers, technology
Date: 11.28.2018
Recent years’ Black Friday sales have produced viral videos of rowdy crowds pushing and shoving their way into stores, eager to do anything for a great deal.  But not this year. While over 165 millionAmericans shopped either online or in stores between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, more shoppers are saying “no thanks...
Posted In: consumers, Robocalls
Date: 11.16.2018
Background: Today, U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD), chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) announced the introduction of S. 3655, the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act. The USTelecom Industry Traceback Group includes 20+ participants from voice...
Posted In: consumers, technology
Date: 10.25.2018
With election day right around the corner, voters will soon be heading to the polls to select the candidates who best represent the issues they care about. Thanks to broadband connectivity, voters can make informed decisions armed with the knowledge gained by a swipe of a screen or tap of a mouse. After all, the internet is now—more than...
Posted In: consumers, Robocalls
Date: 09.26.2018
Picture this: It’s a busy day at work, you’ve got your hands full, and the phone rings. Is it the client call you were expecting? No, it’s a robocall. Or this: It’s your day off, you’re relaxing on the couch, and the phone rings. Is it your friend calling to catch up? No, it’s a robocall. Robocalls are...
Posted In: competition, consumers, FTC
Date: 08.20.2018
Background: On June 20, 2018 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a request for comments in connection with its upcoming public hearings on “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century,” which seek to determine how to adjust the Agency’s enforcement priorities and policies. USTelecom filed comments with the...
Date: 06.06.2018
Mary Meeker recently released her annual internet trends report, offering insight into how people across the world are using the internet and connected devices. There’s a lot to learn from her report, especially this year, under the backdrop of new tech regulation, media consolidation, and more people around the world connected to the...
Date: 05.23.2018
How is high-speed broadband transforming lives? Just check out the news headlines and you’ll find coverage of the latest VR headset, a list of new movies to stream, and even how online platforms are impacting our democracy. These things can be life-changing; but broadband also can be life-saving. How? Broadband is powering remote healthcare...

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