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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...
Date: 04.26.2018
Background: This evening, the Senate confirmed all five of the Trump administration's FTC nominees. The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom: “This evening’s confirmations are good news for American consumers. With a full slate of Commissioners now at the FTC, the nation...
Date: 04.09.2018
Tomorrow, in the most public way possible, Congress will turn its focus to Facebook, social media privacy, and user’s data security. With the klieg lights on, they will debate two profoundly important questions at the heart of the integrity and viability of the internet: how can we better protect the digital rights of America’s...
Date: 04.09.2018
USTelecom Vice President of Law & Policy Diane Holland recently joined Acting FTC Chief Technologist Neil Chilson for a webinar to discuss the FTC’s restored role of ensuring net neutrality protections for consumers and competition. Recent action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ended the brief regulation of internet...
Date: 04.04.2018
The folks over at Government Technology undertook an interesting exercise recently – they examined State of the State addresses to get a sense of whether technology is on the minds of the nation’s governors. The result? Broadband and cybersecurity are priorities nationwide. Governors are focused on putting in place cybersecurity...

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