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Date: 01.30.2018
Last week, USTelecom Senior Vice President, Law & Policy Jonathan Banks testified before the D.C. Council’s Committee on Government Operations to weigh in on the importance of the  FCC’s decision to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order and return to a lighter-touch regulation framework.   In his testimony before...
Date: 01.24.2018
Background: Today, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson issued an open letter urging congressional action on net neutrality that would apply to all internet companies. The "Internet Bill of Rights" would guarantee neutrality, transparency, openness, non-discrimination and privacy protections for all internet users.” The following...
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: 12.14.2017
When it comes to net neutrality there is a lot of misinformation and confusion. Let’s set the record straight. MYTH: This debate is between those who favor net neutrality and those who oppose it.  All sides in this debate strongly support an open internet with policies that protect consumers. The argument revolves around the...
Date: 12.14.2017
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today adopted the “Restoring Internet Freedom” order, which reversed the agency’s previous decision to regulate broadband internet access service under Title II of the Communications Act. The following statement is attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Today...
Date: 12.14.2017
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Date: 12.04.2017
This op-ed by Blackfoot Communications CEO Jason Williams was originally published in the Washington Examiner on Dec. 2, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. As I’ve read some of the news coming out of Washington over the last few days about how the Federal Communications Commission is planning to do something new on net neutrality, it feels like we...
Date: 11.30.2017
An op-ed by USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter. This was originally published in The Daily Caller.  It’s understandable that consumers are confused and concerned by the net neutrality news out of Washington over the past few weeks. Skim the headlines and we are told that the Federal Communications Commission plans to “scuttle,...

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