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Date: 06.20.2017
USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter was a featured speaker at a recent event in Washington, “The Cost of the Online World: Does Free Really Mean Free” which focused on what “free” actually means on the internet and how the current system of ad-supported businesses offering free services raise privacy and other concerns for...
Date: 04.19.2017
Earlier this week, ISP critic Susan Crawford wrote an alarmist op-ed for the New York Times about the future of the open internet. USTelecom took the opportunity to offer a little peer review of her piece.  
Date: 04.03.2017
Background: Today, President Trump signed into law a resolution Congress passed under the Congressional Review Act to remove rules that would have created inconsistent privacy protections for consumers. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “We welcome President Trump’s action today affirming Congress...
Date: 04.03.2017
USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter was featured on C-SPAN’s “The Communicators” on Saturday, April 1 to talk about internet regulation and telecom issues. C-SPAN’s Peter Slen and Reuters’ David Shepardson asked an array of questions including recent legislation on consumer privacy, cybersecurity issues,...
Date: 03.31.2017
In an op-ed published recently in Axios, USTelecom President Jonathan Spalter focused on how consumers’ privacy will not be affected by the recent congressional decision to block the FCC’s implementation of new online privacy rules which were rushed through during the final days of former chairman Tom Wheeler's tenure. Congress...
Date: 03.28.2017
Background: Today, the House approved a resolution passed by the Senate last week under the Congressional Review Act to remove rules that would have created inconsistent privacy protections for consumers.   The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:   “Today’s action is another step to remove...
Posted In: FCC, Internet, privacy, Senate
Date: 03.23.2017
Background: Today, the Senate approved a resolution under the Congressional Review Act to roll-back counterproductive privacy rules adopted last year by the Federal Communications Commission which would have created inconsistent privacy protections for consumers. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “...
Posted In: privacy
Date: 03.16.2017
The United States Telecom Association (“USTelecom”) respectfully files this reply in support of its petition for reconsideration (“petition” or “PFR”) of the Commission’s Order.1 Like the Order itself, the oppositions to the petition avoid genuine engagement with the reasons we have given for aligning the...
Date: 03.01.2017
  Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission issued a temporary stay of a data security regulation that would have subjected internet service providers to a different standard than other companies in the internet ecosystem. The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Today...
Posted In: privacy
Date: 01.27.2017
Internet Companies Reaffirm Consumer Privacy Principles As FCC Reviews Flawed Wheeler Era Broadband Rules Today, associations representing virtually all of the leading US internet service providers filed a petition asking the FCC to stay unnecessarily restrictive and destructive broadband privacy rules recently adopted by the FCC, while at the...

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