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Date: 07.26.2016
From the time of early civilizations, public humiliation has been used as a way to punish a wrongdoer. Today, public humiliation has reemerged as cyberbullying and internet shaming. Through use of social media, anyone online is able to anonymously cast their opinion while the masses give their input or influence more to do the same. This online...
Date: 04.21.2016
Robocalls continue to be a main focus for USTelecom and a broad range of industry partners. As part of that effort, USTelecom recently participated in the third annual No-Call Law Enforcement Summit held in Indianapolis from April 21 – 22, 2016. Attorney General Greg Zoeller of Indiana and Joe Bindbeutel, Chief Counsel of the Missouri...
Date: 10.07.2015
October marks the 12th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), an effort launched by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) designed to help businesses, education institutions and individuals stay safe online. Recognizing the pervasiveness of cyber challenges and the shared...
Date: 08.12.2015
Today, USTelecom, in conjunction with ATIS, iCERT, NASNA, NENA, the Texas 911 Alliance and the Texas CSEC announced recommendations on 911 governance and reliability. The group filed an ex parte notice with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) outlining key principles to guide the nation’s efforts in deploying and operating Next...
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Date: 08.12.2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Seven leading industry and public safety organizations yesterday submitted a proposal to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recommending key principles for guiding the nation’s efforts in deploying and operating next generation 911 (NG911) systems reliably and with effective governance and accountability....
Date: 08.11.2015
The undersigned group of public and private sector 9-1-1 stakeholders have been collaborating on issues raised in the Commission’s 9-1-1 Governance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) in the above-referenced proceedings since before initial comments were filed in the matter.1 The general purpose of this collaboration has been...
Date: 06.10.2015
Today, more than one billion connected devices and machines populate homes and businesses and help support economy-fueling industries. Across this increasingly connected landscape, the Internet of Things (IoT) is unleashing revolutionary advances, supported and driven in part by the network infrastructure on which these machines and devices rely...
Date: 02.24.2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming business results across many industries, yielding measurable opportunities and greater connectivity according to a recent report released by Verizon Enterprise in collaboration with ABI. And, with robust growth in IoT adoption expected in the years ahead, quadrupling by 2020, the report identifies three...
Date: 01.23.2015
Social media is no longer just a way for friends and family to stay connected. The recent news that Facebook will post Amber alerts to users’ news feeds represents a growing trend of how it’s being increasingly utilized in public safety and law enforcement efforts across the county. As noted in a previous USTelecom blog, 96 percent of...
Date: 10.31.2014
The advent of apps, GPS and so many useful Internet-based technologies today help guide and provide information across many facets of Americans’ daily lives. This Halloween, as trick-or-treaters take to the streets, holiday safety is key — and tools provided by the nation’s telecommunications providers are making a difference...

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