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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...
Date: 06.11.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order, adopted on December 14, 2017, officially goes into effect on June 11, 2018. The Order reverses the FCC’s previous decision, under the Open Internet Order of 2015, to regulate broadband internet access service under Title II of the Communications Act...
Date: 06.11.2018
If you have eyeballs and a smartphone, you’ve undoubtedly read the warnings: On June 11th, the internet as we know it will cease to exist. Websites will be slowed down and blocked. Small businesses will deflate like day-old balloons, and free speech online will be a thing of the past. Why? Because June 11th is the day the Federal...
Date: 06.07.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today adopted rules on slamming and cramming at its open commission meeting on June 7, 2018. The order will protect consumers from unauthorized charges and other abuses. The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom: “The FCC’s...
Date: 06.07.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today adopted rules to eliminate disparate treatment of Rural Broadband Providers. The order grants forbearance from applying Universal Service Fund contribution requirements to rural carriers' broadband Internet access transmission services. The following statement can be attributed to...
Date: 06.07.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today passed a Second Report and Order on Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment. The order will streamline the section 214(a) discontinuance process and the network change notification process. The following statement can be attributed to...
Posted In: FCC
Date: 06.04.2018
Background: The White House announced its nomination of Geoffrey Starks, assistant chief of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, to serve as a Commissioner at the agency. The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom: “We congratulate Geoffrey Starks on his nomination as an FCC Commissioner...
Date: 06.04.2018
In a recent spending bill, Congress made $600 million available for additional broadband deployment to America’s rural areas. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has been tapped to administer these funds through a new pilot program. Without question, this funding is a welcome and needed addition to the...
Date: 05.30.2018
Thanks to ongoing efforts by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under Chairman Pai’s leadership to facilitate investment and accelerate the transition to next generation broadband networks, the number of U.S. businesses that can enjoy the benefits of fiber networks and newer technologies is growing faster than ever. In 2017, U.S...

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