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Date: 05.04.2018
When it comes to regulating the broadband industry, there are certain “buzzwords” that suck up a lot of media oxygen--terms like privacy, net neutrality and an open internet. But ensuring that our industry--which has evolved from telegraph wires to delivering the global internet-- has innovative regulations to match its own innovative...
Date: 03.15.2018
Background: USTelecom Today Filed With the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) Restoring Internet Freedom Order. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Today we filed to intervene in the Court’s review of the Restoring Internet...
Date: 04.05.2017
Background: Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans to form an Office of Economics and Data and to ensure economic analysis is provided for rulemakings, transactions and auctions.  The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Good policymaking rests on a foundation of sound...
Date: 01.03.2017
Background: Today, USTelecom filed a Petition for Reconsideration of the FCC’s Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services Report and Order. The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter: “In filing this petition, USTelecom is laying out a path for...
Date: 07.07.2016
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) privacy proceeding has prompted hundreds of comments complaining about the commission’s “overly broad” proposal. Taking a different stance is a group led by Public Knowledge (PK), which wants stricter privacy regulation aimed only at internet service providers (ISPs). This...
Date: 06.23.2016
Current Analysis Ignores Competition at 9 Million Locations WASHINGTON, D.C. – USTelecom today filed comments in support of a recent petition by CenturyLink, Inc., AT&T, Inc., Frontier Communications Corporation, FairPoint Communications, Inc., Consolidated Communications, and Cincinnati Bell Inc. highlighting that recent filings have...
Date: 06.21.2016
Several USTelecom members have filed a motion to strike the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) data framework in the business data services proposal. The motion comes in response to recent acknowledgements by four of the largest cable providers that they significantly undercounted the number of locations that are capable of...
Date: 03.09.2016
USTelecom members no longer dominate the market for voice service, and haven’t for years. Most people rely more on texting, wireless and Internet-based communications than a wired phone service. Yet the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continues to keep rules treating companies like they are monopoly providers of voice service, which...