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Date: 11.21.2017
Background: Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced he has circulated a Report and Order on Restoring Internet Freedom which would reverse the agency’s 2015 decision to regulate broadband internet access service under Title II of the Communications Act. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan...
Date: 11.21.2017
In rural communities with strong broadband infrastructure, doctors use connectivity to treat patients more efficiently, schools prepare students to enter the new, digital workforce and Americans discover new opportunities to make a home and career outside of crowded urban areas. Studies show that as rural communities adopt and use broadband...
Date: 11.17.2017
A group of 21 rural telecom providers today urged the Federal Communications Commission to help close the digital divide by adopting light-touch regulations that provide companies confidence to invest in network upgrades and expansions that can help close the digital divide between urban and rural households.   “As executives of...
Date: 11.16.2017
Ensuring that all Americans can access the opportunities made possible by broadband internet access service is one of the great challenges facing the U.S. today. One way to think about that challenge is to break it into two parts.  First, how do we ensure that broadband networks are upgraded fast enough to keep up with...
Date: 11.16.2017
Background: Today the Federal Communications Commission approved a Report and Order on Replacement Utility Poles that eliminates a requirement for a historic preservation review of a replacement utility pole as long as the original pole wasn’t a historic property and the replacement will be placed in the same spot and look like the original...
Date: 11.16.2017
Background: Today the Federal Communications Commission approved a Report and Order on Advanced Methods to Target and Eliminate Unlawful Robocalls which would give voice providers express authorization to block robocalls from spoofed numbers, including unassigned phone numbers and invalid numbers. This statement is attributed to USTelecom CEO...
Posted In: consumers, FCC, Robocalls, Senate
Date: 10.05.2017
Earlier this week, the Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing “Still Ringing Off the Hook: An Update on Efforts to Combat Robocalls,” which focused on efforts by regulators, law enforcement and industry to combat the continuing issue with consumers being impacted by illegal robocalls. USTelecom Vice President of Law...
Posted In: FCC, Senate
Date: 10.02.2017
Background: Today, the Senate confirmed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for a second term at the agency. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “The Senate made the right call today. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s laser-sharp focus on closing the digital divide has the potential to make...

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