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USTelecom – The Broadband Association (USTelecom) is pleased to offer these comments in response to the Notice published by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) in the Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 5, January 9, 2017, seeking input on the Computer and Internet Use Supplement (“Supplement...
The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) is pleased to submit its comments in response to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) Request for Public Comment on potential research topics for the National Broadband Research Agenda. In the Request for Comments, NTIA seeks recommendations from all...
Posted In: BDS, broadband investment, Business Data Services, competition, FCC, regulatory reform, special access, USTelecom comments
The Commission recognized decades ago, in an era when providing voice service was a legal monopoly, that competition for business customers was possible given the concentration of demand and substantial revenue opportunities compared to the residential market. That competition has grown steadily under Commission policies that were put in...
The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) submits these comments in response to the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM” or “Notice”) issued by the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposing procedures for the competitive bidding process to be used during the Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase...
Posted In: broadband service providers, business broadband, consumers, FCC, FTC, net neutrality, open internet, privacy, rulemaking, USTelecom comments
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...
Posted In: broadband service providers, consumers, FCC, FTC, Internet regulation, net neutrality, open internet, privacy, USTelecom comments
USTelecom is pleased to submit its reply comments in response to the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing a new privacy regime for broadband Internet access service (BIAS) providers. In the Notice, the Federal Communications Commission seeks comment on its application of traditional privacy requirements of the Communications...
Posted In: BDS, broadband deployment, business broadband, Business Data Services, cable, CLEC, competition, FCC, ILECs, technology, USTelecom comments
The 2013 data collection paints an encouraging picture of the state of BDS competition. Competition is strong in virtually every census block with BDS demand, and providers who are not competing in certain markets have facilities that are close enough to compete if they so choose. But there is another part of the story - what has transpired since...
Posted In: BDS, broadband investment, business broadband, Business Data Services, competition, FCC, fiber, USTelecom comments
Background: Today, USTelecom will file comments in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) business data services proceeding revealing new survey data showing business customers benefit from much broader competition than the commission has characterized. The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick: “...