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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: 04.03.2018
Following years of simmering national security concerns regarding the presence of Chinese products and services in U.S telecommunications networks, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in advance of an April 17, 2018 Commission vote. The explanation for the swift FCC action came in a...
Date: 03.26.2018
It’s no surprise that the rise of the internet in the mid-1990’s has fundamentally changed the way Americans live, work and communicate. Adapting and connecting to this new, digital reality has meant large-scale investment (to the tune of $1.6 trillion dollars) by America’s broadband providers, who work hard each day to ensure...
Date: 03.15.2018
Background: USTelecom Today Filed With the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) Restoring Internet Freedom Order. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Today we filed to intervene in the Court’s review of the Restoring Internet...
Date: 03.01.2018
Background: The FCC today is expected to release a proposed order to reduce the regulatory costs associated with 5G infrastructure deployment. The order is set for a vote at the March 22 meeting. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “The success of the United States winning the global race for 5G...
Date: 02.12.2018
Background: The Trump administration today rolled out a proposal for $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investments — $200 billion of which would come from the federal government, offset through budget cuts. It would also carve out $50 billion for rural infrastructure projects and revamp federal permitting. This statement can be attributed...
Date: 02.09.2018
Background: Early this morning, the House of Representatives passed by voice vote S. 96, the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017. The bill now heads to the President for his signature. The following statement is from Jonathan Spalter, president & CEO, USTelecom: “Instances of dropped calls to rural areas have...
Date: 02.07.2018
Background: The bipartisan budget deal announced today includes $20 Billion in infrastructure funding, including for rural broadband.  The following statement is from Jonathan Spalter, president & CEO, USTelecom: “It is encouraging to hear that the budget deal includes $20 Billion in funding for infrastructure, including for...
Date: 01.30.2018
When the president enters the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday evening to deliver his first State of the Union, topics that draw consensus will likely be few and far between.  Among the rare issues that unites this partisan town is infrastructure—the idea of putting women and men to work in communities across the country to literally build the...

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