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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: 08.15.2017
Broadband influences American lives every day. For example, television reigned supreme for decades as the go-to device for media entertainment, with more than 44 percent of households boasting three or more televisions in 2009. By 2015, that percentage had dropped to 39 percent.   Since broadband has given Americans the freedom to stream...
Date: 08.14.2017
Broadband is having a profound impact on the medical industry by serving as the wired backbone supporting connectivity to the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). Access to broadband is critical to ensuring consistent communication between emerging medical devices as more health organizations depend on this technology to help patients monitor their...
Date: 07.25.2017
Every morning across the U.S., Americans reach for their phones, tablets or laptops and start tapping out the first text message of the day, or check the feed on their favorite social media network. Internet access has become a fabric woven into the daily lives of most Americans. Since 1996, internet service providers have invested $1.5...
Date: 07.13.2017
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today agreed to consider a second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on proposals to address any continuing issues with the completion of long-distance phone calls in rural areas. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “All Americans should have...
Date: 07.13.2017
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission opened a Notice of Inquiry to solicit information on call authentication frameworks which could help secure phone networks against fraudulent robocalls. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “There are few things more annoying for consumers these...
Date: 06.22.2017
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order aimed at eliminating outdated requirements that carriers complete an annual audit of their payphone tracking systems. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Too often federal agencies fail to...
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...
Date: 06.05.2017
This year marks an important milestone in USTelecom history as we note the 120th anniversary of the association’s founding by a group of entrepreneurs who connected Americans across the country using little but thin wires. Our association has continued to evolve with changing times, convening telecom companies of all sizes and distinguishing...

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