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Posted in: broadband benefits, digital, Internet, Internet of Things, smart tech, Tech Transition, technology
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...
Posted in: broadband adoption, Internet, smart tech, technology
For the first time, more than half of older Americans have broadband at home, according to a recently released report from the Pew Research Center. The report found that 51 percent of Americans age 65 or older now have broadband at home. Roughly 67 percent of seniors use the internet and 42 percent— more than triple the amount in 2013—...
Posted in: Administration , cybersecurity, NIST
With the global ransomware assault as a backdrop, cybersecurity experts from around the country gathered in Washington for the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) workshop on updating its cybersecurity framework, which is a guide for federal agencies and private industry on how to secure critical cyber...
Posted in: digital, infrastructure, Internet of Things, network management, network transformation, smart tech, technology
As the Internet of Things (IoT) flourishes, ISPs are racing to ensure these connected devices have the broadband infrastructure necessary for a seamless consumer experience. This year, there are 8.4 billion connected devices – that’s a 31 percent increase since 2016 alone. Estimates are there will be more than 20.4 billion...
Posted in: broadband deployment, broadband investment, business broadband, CLEC, FCC, ILECs, industry news, infrastructure
USTelecom’s seventh annual report on broadband investment numbers will be finalized soon, but our initial analysis strongly suggests that investment in 2016 continued to trend downward following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) adoption of the 2015 Open Internet Order. Data compiled from internet service...
Posted in: broadband benefits, consumers, Internet, social media
Teens spend an average of nine hours a day on electronic devices, much of that on social media networks. Their embrace of wireless devices is one reason for the broad increase in internet network traffic nationally. But what’s the impact of all that social media use on a teen’s psyche? According to a 2016 UCLA study, social media...
Posted in: FCC, Internet regulation, net neutrality, open internet, Open Internet rules
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's announcement about his plans to restore U.S. innovation by rejecting Title II regulation of the internet is a huge win not only for consumers, but for our connected economy and digital democracy. In an Axios op-ed yesterday, USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter explained why Pai's plan is...
Posted in: FCC, net neutrality, open internet, Open Internet rules
USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter discussed his viewpoints on Title II and the Open Internet and its effects on consumers and the economy in an op-ed posted on news site Morning Consult today. Spalter notes that all sides continue to strongly support consumers’ right to be in control of their online experience. All sides also agree...
Posted in: BDS, broadband investment, business broadband, Business Data Services, FCC, FCC Open Meeting
In 1934, Congress decided tariffs were necessary to protect consumers from unreasonable and discriminatory prices because there was virtually no phone service competition to keep providers from charging whatever they wanted. As markets have become more competitive, there’s less need for tariffs to counter possible anticompetitive behavior....
Posted in: Internet, net neutrality, open internet, privacy
Earlier this week, ISP critic Susan Crawford wrote an alarmist op-ed for the New York Times about the future of the open internet. USTelecom took the opportunity to offer a little peer review of her piece.