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Date: 09.11.2018
A top priority for our nation’s broadband providers is connecting Americans regardless of zip code. Our members are stepping up and stepping in to deploy the broadband needed to connect rural customers to digital opportunity.  That’s why we appreciate new approaches to bringing people online and connecting them to new...
Posted In: FCC, net neutrality
Date: 08.27.2018
Background: Intervenors and amici in support of petitioners in Mozilla corporation, et. al. v the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filed briefs with a U.S. federal appeals court to overturn the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order. The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom:...
Posted In: FCC, regulatory reform, VoIP
Date: 08.06.2018
On the day when comments are due to be filed with the FCC, we should take a moment to sift through the opposition to USTelecom’s request for forbearance, on behalf of broadband providers and their customers across the country, from monopoly-era obligations that still apply only to a handful of competitors in a thriving communications...
Posted In: FCC, pole attachments
Date: 08.06.2018
Late Friday, the FCC released its order modernizing various rules governing pole attachments. The FCC’s order addresses a range of issues, including one-touch make ready and timelines associated with pole attachment processes. Most significant to many of our members is the FCC’s adoption of fundamental changes to the agency...
Date: 08.02.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) considered seven items during its August 2, 2018 Open Commission Meeting, including the Wireline Infrastructure Report and Order (WC Docket No. 17-84; WT Docket No. 17-79) on pole attachments, and the Connected Care Pilot Program Notice of Inquiry (WC Docket No. 18-213) supporting telehealth...
Posted In: FCC, FCC Open Meeting
Date: 07.12.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) considered six items during its July 12, 2018 Open Commission Meeting, including the Nationwide Number Portability Report and Order (WC Docket No. 17-244) that eliminates and eases regulatory requirements that the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions identified as barriers...
Date: 06.14.2018
This month’s FCC open meeting boasted a full docket, including a number of items of particular interest to USTelecom members. Each one of these items accomplishes, in different ways, the FCC’s goal of improving the customer experience with broadband and phone service. Below are more details on three of the FCC’s June...

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