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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: 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...
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USTelecom member companies are committed to mitigating the impact of calls made to consumers in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and continue to work collectively with private and government stakeholders to combat the growing problem of illegal calls using fake or “spoofed” phone numbers. Spoofing Challenges...
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USTelecom and the White House recognize that the communications industry is one of the nation’s most critical infrastructures and an invaluable resource during a national security crisis. Status Our industry invests billions of dollars in networks and critical infrastructure systems to prepare for and restore damage caused by natural...
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In addition to the Board of Directors and Leadership Committee, USTelecom committees work to guide the association's strategic advocacy. These committees provide an opportunity for USTelecom members to use their specialized expertise to evaluate proposed legislation and regulations that may have a significant impact on the operations of member...