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Date: 11.05.2018
Background: The United States Supreme Court today denied cert (4-3) in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in USTelecom and CenturyLink, Inc. v. Federal Communications Commission, a case that upheld the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order under former Chairman Tom Wheeler. The FCC’s more recent 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom...
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Date: 10.26.2018
Background: California, the Department of Justice and USTelecom, CTIA, NCTA and ACA - representing America’s broadband providers - have today agreed to propose a delay in federal court litigation against California’s Internet Bill (SB 822) while the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals continues consideration of Mozilla Corporation v. Federal...
Posted In: open internet
Date: 10.18.2018
Background: USTelecom, CTIA, NCTA and ACA - representing America’s broadband providers - have today filed a joint lawsuit in federal court challenging the State of Vermont’s Internet Bill (S. 289) and Executive Order No. 2-18. The following statement can be attributed to USTelecom, CTIA, NCTA and ACA: “...
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Date: 10.03.2018
Background: USTelecom, CTIA, NCTA and ACA - representing America’s broadband providers - have today filed a joint lawsuit in federal court challenging the State of California’s Internet Bill (SB 822). The following statement is for attribution to USTelecom, CTIA, NCTA and ACA: “The nation’s broadband...
Date: 09.30.2018
Background: Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 822 to impose new regulations on internet service providers operating in the state. The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom: “We all support strong and enforceable net neutrality protections for every American...
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...

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