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Date: 02.14.2018
House E&C Committee Moves to Reauthorize FCC   Background: The House E&C committee today advanced Ray Baum’s Act of 2018, legislation that reauthorizes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Bill now moves to the full House for consideration. The following statement is attributed to USTelecom President and...
Date: 02.09.2018
The following statement is from Jonathan Spalter, president & CEO, USTelecom: “Ray Baum’s lifelong dedication to public service – in Washington D.C. and in Oregon – truly has made a lasting difference for all Americans.  Throughout his life, he has worked so hard and with such conviction to make the lives of our...
Date: 02.08.2018
Background: Today, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Christopher Krebs as Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs, Department of Homeland Security. The following statement is from Jonathan Spalter, president & CEO, USTelecom: “Securing and protecting our nation's critical physical and cybersecurity...
Date: 02.07.2018
Ken Pfister, Vice President, Strategic Policy, Great Plains Communications Tell us about Great Plains Communications Great Plains Communications is the largest privately-owned telecommunications provider in Nebraska, serving over 90 communities throughout the state. Residential services include high-speed Internet, cable TV, and local and...
Date: 01.30.2018
Last week, USTelecom Senior Vice President, Law & Policy Jonathan Banks testified before the D.C. Council’s Committee on Government Operations to weigh in on the importance of the  FCC’s decision to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order and return to a lighter-touch regulation framework.   In his testimony before...
Date: 01.29.2018
The following statement is for attribution to USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter in response to the NSC memo and resulting media reports on 5G: “There is nothing that would slam the brakes more quickly on our hard-won momentum to be the leader in the global race for 5G network deployment more quickly than the federal government...
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Date: 01.26.2018
[Washington, DC] - USTelecom announced today the appointment of two new members to the association’s Board of Directors, Christopher French, President and CEO, Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) and Tony Thomas, President and CEO, Windstream. French has served as President and CEO of Shentel since 1988, and has been a member...
Date: 01.11.2018
Background: Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced resolutions today that will promote broadband deployment in infrastructure legislation including preventing overbuilding, rewarding small cell siting reform, demanding technical neutrality, and streamlining burdensome and costly regulations. This statement can be...
Date: 12.19.2017
Tell us about Blackfoot Communications. Blackfoot is a leading regional provider of voice, data, cloud and IT services throughout the Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest. Headquartered in Missoula, Montana, we started as a telephone cooperative in 1954 providing voice service to all the small towns covering more than 5,000 square miles...
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Date: 12.15.2017
USTelecom is delighted to welcome Hawley Stanton to its legislative team as Manager of Government Affairs. She joins USTelecom from the office of Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH), who serves as chair of the House Energy & Commerce’s Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection. “Hawley has been a rising star on Capitol Hill and...

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