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Posted In: net neutrality
Date: 08.31.2018
Background: Today, the California State Senate advanced SB 822 to impose heavy handed regulations on internet service providers operating in the state. The legislation will next head to California Governor Jerry Brown. The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom: “Broadband...
Posted In: net neutrality
Date: 08.30.2018
Background: Today, the California State Assembly passed SB 822 to impose heavy handed regulations on internet service providers operating in the state. The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom: “Consumers expect a single, national approach to keeping our internet open, not the...
Posted In: FCC, net neutrality
Date: 08.27.2018
Background: Intervenors and amici in support of petitioners in Mozilla corporation, et. al. v the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filed briefs with a U.S. federal appeals court to overturn the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order. The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom:...
Posted In: net neutrality
Date: 08.21.2018
Background: A group of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia along with private parties have asked a U.S. federal appeals court to overturn the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order. The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom: “As we’ve said many times,...
Date: 07.25.2018
As pro-consumer policy incentives for broadband innovation and investment continue to take root, the two-year decline in private capital investment in U.S. broadband infrastructure from 2014 to 2016 appears to be in the rearview mirror, according to a preliminary USTelecom analysis of the 2017 capital expenditures of wireline, wireless, and cable...
Date: 06.11.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order, adopted on December 14, 2017, officially goes into effect on June 11, 2018. The Order reverses the FCC’s previous decision, under the Open Internet Order of 2015, to regulate broadband internet access service under Title II of the Communications Act...
Date: 06.11.2018
If you have eyeballs and a smartphone, you’ve undoubtedly read the warnings: On June 11th, the internet as we know it will cease to exist. Websites will be slowed down and blocked. Small businesses will deflate like day-old balloons, and free speech online will be a thing of the past. Why? Because June 11th is the day the Federal...
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...

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