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Date: 05.23.2018
How is high-speed broadband transforming lives? Just check out the news headlines and you’ll find coverage of the latest VR headset, a list of new movies to stream, and even how online platforms are impacting our democracy. These things can be life-changing; but broadband also can be life-saving. How? Broadband is powering remote healthcare...
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...
Date: 12.14.2017
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order aimed at ensuring sufficient funding is available for the Rural Health Care Program and that any waste, fraud or abuse is eliminated The following statement is attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: This rulemaking marks an...
Date: 11.17.2016
TV spots for fitness trackers and smart watches promote hi-tech wearables as the go-to accessory for healthy millennials obsessed with exercise and fitness. It’s easy to miss how hi-tech wearables are also revolutionizing the health of seniors. There are all kinds of internet-connected wearables emerging on the market. For seniors, they...
Date: 01.14.2016
The proposals set forth in the Petition filed by the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition seeking changes to rules governing the Rural Health Care (RHC) program should be rejected by the Federal Communications Commission. The RHC program, as managed today, is likely already pushing the boundaries of what is allowable under the Act,...
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A sustainable universal service program is critical to accelerating broadband deployment to consumers and to small and large businesses in high cost areas across the nation. Status The Telecommunications Act of 1996 created a universal service program whose mission is to extend communications services to rural, insular, high-cost and low-...
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The benefits of broadband are nearly limitless and enhance numerous aspects of our daily lives. Overview From health to education and the environment, broadband provides consumers with deep and far-reaching opportunities, enhancing overall quality of life in many respects. Health Care Broadband-enabled health care is considered by many...
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USTelecom is the trade association representing the nation’s broadband industry. Its diverse member base ranges from large publicly traded communications corporations to small companies and cooperatives – all providing advanced communications and innovative broadband services to hundreds of millions of customers around the world. We...