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Date: 11.16.2017
Ensuring that all Americans can access the opportunities made possible by broadband internet access service is one of the great challenges facing the U.S. today. One way to think about that challenge is to break it into two parts.  First, how do we ensure that broadband networks are upgraded fast enough to keep up with...
Date: 06.16.2017
USTelecom recently filed comments in a Federal Communications Commission proceeding focused on how to accelerate the deployment of wireline broadband infrastructure by removing barriers to investment. Overall, USTelecom supports many of the FCC’s tentative conclusions in the proposed rulemaking and believes it should move quickly to update...
Date: 06.05.2017
This year marks an important milestone in USTelecom history as we note the 120th anniversary of the association’s founding by a group of entrepreneurs who connected Americans across the country using little but thin wires. Our association has continued to evolve with changing times, convening telecom companies of all sizes and distinguishing...
Date: 05.25.2017
While women’s voices are widely used in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies— just listen to Siri or Alexa—women are underrepresented in the AI industry. By 2018, the number of enterprises using AI is expected to reach 62 percent, according to a survey by Narrative Science, a company that has created AI-powered language...
Date: 04.20.2017
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry into steps it can take to speed deployment of next-generation networks by removing barriers to investment, accelerating the transition from old copper networks to IP networks and reducing unnecessary FCC regulations. This...
Date: 04.18.2017
  Getting mired in the weeds of important (but sometimes mind-numbing) details of FCC proceedings can distract from the big picture goal we all share: making sure broadband is available to all businesses and consumers throughout the nation. Accomplishing this will take a continuing commitment from providers that have already invested...
Date: 02.03.2017
The Philips Hue light bulbs in the broadband households of Louisville, Kentucky can change color to display the severity of air quality warnings. Amazon Echo smart speakers deliver flash briefings from the mayor’s office and tell Louisville residents the date of the next junk pickup in their neighborhood. A pioneer in the smart city...
Posted In: Tech Transition
Date: 01.19.2017
On January 17, 2017, Diane Holland of USTelecom and representatives from AT&T, CenturyLink, Fairpoint, Hawaiian Telcom, and Verizon1 met with Peter Saharko, Rodger Woock, and Suzanne Yelen (in person), and Megan Capasso, Alex Johns, Alec MacDonnell, and Cathy Zima (by phone) of the Wireline Competition Bureau. We met to follow up on our prior...
Posted In: Tech Transition
Date: 09.26.2016
On September 22, 2016, Diane Holland and Robert Mayer of the USTelecom Association and other representatives from AT&T, CenturyLink, and Verizon, met with staff from the FCC’s Wireline Competition and Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureaus to discuss certain requirements in the above-referenced proceeding that incumbent providers...

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