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FCC Open Meeting

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: 08.03.2017
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that considers possible changes to the agency’s collection of information about the availability of communications services, including broadband. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Reliable...
Date: 08.03.2017
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Public Notice for the Connect America Fund Phase II Auction, which will award up to $198 million annually over 10 years to service providers for providing fixed voice and broadband service in high-cost areas. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter...
Date: 07.13.2017
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today agreed to consider a second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on proposals to address any continuing issues with the completion of long-distance phone calls in rural areas. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “All Americans should have...
Date: 07.13.2017
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission opened a Notice of Inquiry to solicit information on call authentication frameworks which could help secure phone networks against fraudulent robocalls. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “There are few things more annoying for consumers these...
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The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order aimed at eliminating outdated requirements that carriers complete an annual audit of their payphone tracking systems.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: 05.18.2017
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which seeks comment on eliminating a rule requiring rural telecom providers receiving USF support to charge a higher monthly minimum rate to consumers than urban providers. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “...
Date: 05.18.2017
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, “Restoring Internet Freedom,” which seeks comment on how the agency should treat broadband internet service in a dynamic, innovative online environment. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “The FCC...

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