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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...
Date: 05.16.2018
Background: Today, the Senate voted to pass a resolution under the Congressional Review Act to roll back the Federal Communication Commission’s Order to Restore Internet Freedom. The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom: “This vote throws into reverse our shared goal of...
Posted In: consumers, FCC, Robocalls
Date: 05.10.2018
  Background: Today the Federal Communications Commission fined Adrian Abramovich $120 million for malicious spoofing that was part of his massive robocalling operation aimed at selling timeshares and other travel package. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “The FCC’s decisive action sends...

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