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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The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order aimed at eliminating outdated requirements that carriers complete an annual audit of their payphone tracking systems.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: 06.22.2017
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to open a Notice of Inquiry into how to promote greater consumer choice and more broadband options in multiple tenant environments such as apartment complexes or shopping malls. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Closing the digital divide...
Date: 06.20.2017
USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter was a featured speaker at a recent event in Washington, “The Cost of the Online World: Does Free Really Mean Free” which focused on what “free” actually means on the internet and how the current system of ad-supported businesses offering free services raise privacy and other concerns for...
Date: 06.16.2017
USTelecom recently filed comments in a Federal Communications Commission proceeding focused on how to accelerate the deployment of wireline broadband infrastructure by removing barriers to investment. Overall, USTelecom supports many of the FCC’s tentative conclusions in the proposed rulemaking and believes it should move quickly to update...
Date: 06.14.2017
Citing the discriminatory nature of current Universal Service Fund (USF) contribution requirements, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and USTelecom today filed with the FCC a joint petition for targeted, temporary forbearance from certain USF contributions for small, rural broadband providers until the completion of further...
Posted In: Administration , FCC
Date: 06.14.2017
Background: Last night the White House announced its intention to nominate former Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel for another term at the agency.   This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Jessica Rosenworcel is a committed public servant and USTelecom is grateful that...
Date: 06.09.2017
A new report from Cisco projects that global and U.S. Internet Protocol (IP) traffic will grow at double-digit rates over the next five years. Global traffic will nearly triple while U.S. traffic will grow two-and-a-half times, according to Cisco’s latest Visual Networking Index (VNI). Increased internet adoption, faster broadband, next...
Posted In: FCC, legal and courts
Date: 05.26.2017
Background: This morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied a challenge by Neustar over the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to choose Telcordia Technologies (i.e. iconectiv) as the next local number portability administrator. USTelecom was an intervenor in this case. The following statement is from...

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