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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...
Date: 05.04.2018
When it comes to regulating the broadband industry, there are certain “buzzwords” that suck up a lot of media oxygen--terms like privacy, net neutrality and an open internet. But ensuring that our industry--which has evolved from telegraph wires to delivering the global internet-- has innovative regulations to match its own innovative...
Posted In: consumers, FCC, FTC, Robocalls
Date: 04.18.2018
USTelecom and our members work in industry forums to develop solutions to stay ahead of the many sophisticated ways criminals manipulate calling services to harass consumers. Strong enforcement against illegal robocallers remains critical, and we continue to work closely with the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and...
Posted In: FCC
Date: 04.17.2018
Background: FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced today’s FCC monthly meeting will be her last. The following statement can be attributed to USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Commissioner Clyburn is a committed and valued public servant whose passion and energy for ensuring every American has access to...
Date: 04.17.2018
Background: The FCC today adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to seek comment about enabling model-based rate-of-return carriers to elect incentive regulation for their lower-speed business data services offerings, and emoving ex ante pricing regulation for packet-based and higher-speed circuit-based offerings. The following...
Date: 04.17.2018
Background: The FCC today adopted new measures to better tackle the problem of call completion and ensure that calls are completed to all Americans—particularly those in rural America. The following statement can be attributed to USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter: “The Commission’s action is another significant...
Posted In: FCC, universal service
Date: 04.17.2018
Background: The FCC today opened a rulemaking to consider preventing Universal Service support funds from being used to buy equipment or services from companies deemed to pose a threat to U.S. national security. The following statement can be attributed to USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter:  “The FCC’s forward-...
Date: 04.04.2018
The folks over at Government Technology undertook an interesting exercise recently – they examined State of the State addresses to get a sense of whether technology is on the minds of the nation’s governors. The result? Broadband and cybersecurity are priorities nationwide. Governors are focused on putting in place cybersecurity...

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