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Date: 07.17.2017
Broadband providers have been clear about their support for net neutrality – no blocking, no throttling or unfair traffic discrimination — and for the need for Congress to step in and step up to give the Federal Communications Commission clear, permanent and unambiguous authority to protect consumers and the innovation community. As...
Date: 07.14.2017
Fun fact: the rules that regulate broadband internet were written in 1934. “But I thought Al Gore invented the internet in the ‘90s,” you say? That’s not exactly right, but the basic idea is: why is  modern technology bound by  rules  written 83 years ago? Those rules, by the way, are called Title II...
Date: 07.11.2017
A wise Federal Communications Commission chairman noted that “the best decision government ever made with respect to the internet was … NOT to impose regulation on it.” Who said that? Republican Chairman Ajit Pai? Republican Chairman Kevin Martin? No, it was Bill Kennard, the Democratic chairman appointed by President Bill...
Date: 07.11.2017
Background: Yesterday, USTelecom and other petitioners filed an application for an extension of time to file a Writ of Certiorari with the Supreme Court in regards to the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “We asked for a 60-day...
Date: 06.28.2017
There is consensus among consumers and internet service providers that modern net neutrality safeguards are good for America’s digital democracy and the information economy. There is some disagreement, however, about the legal authority behind the enforcement of net neutrality and whether it demands utility-style regulations. The FCC’s...
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...
Date: 05.04.2017
Dear Chairman Pai, As leaders of rural broadband companies across our great nation who count our customers in the thousands or even hundreds, and as members of USTelecom - The Broadband Association, we are writing to express our strong support and gratitude for your vision and leadership. The mission of digital opportunity you expressed on day...
Date: 04.28.2017
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's announcement about his plans to restore U.S. innovation by rejecting Title II regulation of the internet is a huge win not only for consumers, but for our connected economy and digital democracy. In an Axios op-ed yesterday, USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter explained why Pai's plan is...
Date: 04.27.2017
USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter discussed his viewpoints on Title II and the Open Internet and its effects on consumers and the economy in an op-ed posted on news site Morning Consult today. Spalter notes that all sides continue to strongly support consumers’ right to be in control of their online experience. All sides also agree...

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