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The Upload: Conversations with Broadband Leaders

USTelecom’s The Upload is a library of brief audio conversations between the USTelecom team and broadband policy, technology, and industry leaders. From broadband affordability, to closing the digital divide, to 5G, to telehealth, each episode discusses how to support the deployment of broadband connectivity to communities everywhere.

How to Prepare Your RDOF Long Form
As part of our series of informational videos on Preparing Your RDOF Long Form, USTelcom VP, Policy & Advocacy Lynn Follansbee introduces CostQuest President & CEO Jim Stegeman for a discussion and live Q&A on how to prepare and submit their Long Form applications (FCC Form 683).

  • Take a list to this episode of The Upload here
  • Check out the four informational videos here
  • Check out the RDOF Action Center here

A Conversation with Rep. Frank Pallone and Verizon’s Kathy Grillo
Recorded during USTelecom’s 2020 Broadband Investment Forum, this episode features a conversation with Kathy Grillo, SVP of Public Policy & Government Affairs at Verizon leads a “fiberside” chat with Rep. Frank Pallone, Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee.  The discussion covers closing the digital divide, the need for reliable infrastructure in all communities, and government investment to achieve universal connectivity.

  • Take a listen to this episode of The Upload here
  • Check out the full conversation here
  • Learn more about the industry’s efforts invest in broadband and close the digital divide here

A Conversation with Art Menko
USTelecom’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships Mike Saperstein sat down with analyst Art Menko for a deeper dive into the USTelecom 2020 Broadband Pricing Index Report. Hear why when broadband companies invest, consumers win.

  • Take a listen to this episode of The Upload here
  • Check out the full conversation here
  • Check out USTelecom’s 2020 Broadband Pricing Index Report here

A Conversation with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter joined FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to share the Chairman’s perspective on the collaborative efforts – with federal and state government officials, as well as industry champions, to hang up on illegal robocalls.

  • Take a listen to this episode of The Upload here
  • Check out the full conversation here
  • Check out what USTelecom is doing to combat illegal robocalls here

A Conversation with Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser
USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter recently had the opportunity to speak with Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser about how the USTelecom–led Industry Traceback Group (ITG) supports AGs across the country identify and prosecute illegal robocallers.

  • Take a list to this episode of The Upload here
  • Check out the full event here
  • Check out what USTelecom is doing to combat illegal robocalls here

A Conversation with Mana’s Amy Hinojosa and Brookings Institution’s Dr. Nicol Turner Lee
USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter spoke with MANA President & CEO Amy Hinojosa and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Nicol Turner Lee, at the AT&T Policy Forum for a conversation about the path to universal connectivity – and what we must do together – broadband innovators and government – to create an inclusive digital future and close the digital divide.

  • Take a listen to this episode of The Upload here
  • Check out the full conversation here
  • Learn more about the broadband industry’s efforts to close the digital divide here

A Conversation with Senator Amy Klobuchar
USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter spoke with Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) discuss America’s connected future…and how policymakers and broadband innovators can partner to advance investment in our modern broadband networks.

  • Take a list to this episode of The Upload here
  • Check out the full conversation here
  • Learn about the broadband industry’s efforts to invest in broadband networks here

A Conversation with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr
USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter speaks with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr about how strong broadband networks play a role in delivering telemedicine during the COVID pandemic.

  • Take a listen to this episode of The Upload here
  • Check out the full conversation here

A Conversation with FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks
USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter and FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks discuss the realities of internet inequality in our society, and how broadband access for all must be part of the solution of closing the digital divide.

  • Take a listen to this episode of The Upload here
  • Check out the full conversation here
  • Learn more about the broadband industry’s efforts to close the digital divide here

A Conversation with Senator Mark Warner
USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter speaks with Senator Mark Warner, Vice Chair of the Senate Intel Committee, about securing America’s 5G connected future.

  • Take a listen to this episode of The Upload here
  • Check out the full conversation here
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