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Comments in Inquiry Concerning Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Capability to All Americans in a Reasonable and Timely Fashion
More than 21.8 million comments later, it’s clear that the Federal Communications Commission’s latest efforts at net neutrality rules – the Restoring Internet Freedom Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – is the most commented upon proceeding in the agency’s history – even if the vast majority of those “comments...
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...
Posted In: broadband deployment, broadband service providers, CAF II, FCC, reports and studies, rural America, USTelecom news
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...
Background: Earlier today, the Senate confirmed current Federal Communications Commission General Counsel Brendan Carr and former Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel for a new term at the agency. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Former Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and current General Counsel...
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that considers possible changes to the agency’s collection of information about the availability of communications services, including broadband. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Reliable...
Posted In: broadband access, broadband deployment, broadband investment, broadband service providers, Connect America Fund, FCC, FCC Open Meeting , universal service
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...