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Posted In: consumers, FCC, Robocalls, Senate
Date: 10.05.2017
Earlier this week, the Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing “Still Ringing Off the Hook: An Update on Efforts to Combat Robocalls,” which focused on efforts by regulators, law enforcement and industry to combat the continuing issue with consumers being impacted by illegal robocalls. USTelecom Vice President of Law...
Date: 10.04.2017
Background:  The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation today approved David Redl’s nomination to serve as the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Assistant Secretary for Communication and Information. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “David Redl...
Posted In: FCC, Senate
Date: 10.02.2017
Background: Today, the Senate confirmed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for a second term at the agency. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “The Senate made the right call today. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s laser-sharp focus on closing the digital divide has the potential to make...
Date: 09.28.2017
Background: Today, House and Senate Democrats unveiled a plan, “A Better Deal: Universal High-Speed Internet,” for ensuring all Americans have access to broadband internet access service. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Closing the digital divide won’t be easy or inexpensive, but an...
Posted In: FCC, Senate
Date: 08.03.2017
Background: Earlier today, the Senate confirmed current Federal Communications Commission General Counsel Brendan Carr and former Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel for a new term at the agency.   This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Former Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and current General Counsel...
Posted In: FCC, Senate
Date: 08.02.2017
Background: The Senate Commerce Committee today voted to advance the nominations of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, former FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and current General Counsel Brendan Carr. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Today’s Committee approval is great...
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...
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: “...

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