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Date: 05.16.2018
Background: Today, the Senate voted to pass a resolution under the Congressional Review Act to roll back the Federal Communication Commission’s Order to Restore Internet Freedom. The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom: “This vote throws into reverse our shared goal of...
Date: 05.09.2018
Background: Senate Democrats today are filing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) petition to force a vote on rolling back the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order. The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom: “Supporting the CRA will not protect the open and vibrant internet...
Date: 05.09.2018
It is said that ‘for every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.’ Nowhere is this more true than in an effort now underway in the United States Senate—known inside the beltway by the ever-accessible moniker of ‘the net neutrality CRA.’ Using a provision under the Congressional Review...
Date: 03.06.2018
Background: The House  of Representatives is expected to pass bipartisan, bicameral legislation – RAY BAUM’S Act (H.R. 4986) – reauthorizing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and spurring the deployment of next-generation networks. The following statement is attributed to USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan...
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Date: 02.22.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today approved an order that eliminates and streamlines outdated payphone reporting obligations. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “The Commission’s action today on payphone compensation is the perfect example of smart government – it...
Date: 02.14.2018
House E&C Committee Moves to Reauthorize FCC   Background: The House E&C committee today advanced Ray Baum’s Act of 2018, legislation that reauthorizes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Bill now moves to the full House for consideration. The following statement is attributed to USTelecom President and...
Date: 01.30.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today voted to address the remaining issues raised by parties challenging the Commission’s orders implementing the Connect America Phase II auction. It also voted to establish procedures for the Connect America Fund Phase II auction, which will award up to $1.98 billion over 10 years to...
Date: 01.23.2018
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has a lot on his plate. On top of running a critical independent federal agency, he now must do so under a cloud of hate speech and death threats directed at him and his young children. As a citizen of the greatest and freest nation on earth, it’s hard to fathom. Threatening the lives of...
Date: 01.18.2018
Background: Today FCC Chairman Pai circulated a draft 2018 Broadband Deployment Report as required by Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “In today’s draft report fact sheet, it appears the Commission has undertaken a careful and rigorous analysis...
Date: 01.11.2018
Background: Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced resolutions today that will promote broadband deployment in infrastructure legislation including preventing overbuilding, rewarding small cell siting reform, demanding technical neutrality, and streamlining burdensome and costly regulations. This statement can be...

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