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Posted in: Administration , broadband service providers, consumers, legal and courts, legislation, privacy
Date: 03.31.2017
In an op-ed published recently in Axios, USTelecom President Jonathan Spalter focused on how consumers’ privacy will not be affected by the recent congressional decision to block the FCC’s implementation of new online privacy rules which were rushed through during the final days of former chairman Tom Wheeler's tenure. Congress...
Posted in: broadband access, broadband benefits, cable, consumers, digital, Internet, video, video providers
Date: 03.23.2017
                                          For the first time, broadband has caught up with pay-TV services as a leading delivery channel for...
Posted in: broadband access, broadband benefits, cable, consumers, Internet, video
Date: 03.22.2017
                                                  Significant numbers of broadband homeowners are...
Posted in: consumers, cybersecurity, Internet, online safety
Date: 03.21.2017
More than half of all Americans express concern about the security of their data, but too many use the internet equivalent of putting the front door key under the welcome mat when protecting their digital assets. For cybersecurity experts, the list of poor practices is harrowing and includes: using an overly simple password, using the same...
Posted in: broadband benefits, broadband service providers, cybersecurity, Internet, Internet of Things, smart tech
Date: 03.16.2017
Securing the Internet of Things (IoT) from hackers and cyber crooks needs to be a top concern for manufacturers, consumers and broadband network providers. More than 26 million U.S. households own at least one smart home device, which represents a 35 percent increase from the beginning of 2016. Half of consumers say privacy is their greatest...
Posted in: employment, reports and studies, technology
Date: 03.07.2017
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, founder and chairman of e-commerce startup Joyus, has the toughest job in Silicon Valley. It isn’t her day job of marketing fashion, beauty and lifestyle products in a crowded online retail marketplace. Her real challenge is a campaign to convince the predominantly male leadership at tech startups and companies that...
Posted in: consumers, FCC, infrastructure, Internet regulation, net neutrality, open internet
Date: 03.02.2017
Americans have always enjoyed an open internet — long before regulators decided they had to "save the internet" by turning it into a utility, USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter wrote in an op-ed for Axios. Spalter said the open internet policy debate is “not about whether we safeguard an open internet. It's...
Posted in: Administration , broadband benefits, broadband deployment, broadband investment, broadband service providers, infrastructure, universal service
Date: 03.01.2017
As Congress begins discussing the possibility of making improvements to the nation’s infrastructure, there is growing support to include broadband as a core part of new funding and incentive programs. In a joint op-ed published in The Hill, USTelecom and NTCA – the Rural Broadband Association propose a simple roadmap to get more...
Posted in: consumers, cybersecurity, data management, digital, reports and studies
Date: 02.23.2017
Data thefts are the stuff of lurid headlines and baleful identity protection ads. While they may not be as pervasive as death and taxes, data thefts have impacted the lives of nearly two-thirds of Americans, according to a new analysis by Pew Research. From fraudulent charges on a credit card to a hijacked online social media account, 64 percent...
Posted in: broadband deployment, broadband investment, infrastructure, NARUC, rural America, USTelecom appearance
Date: 02.14.2017
Next-generation networks increasingly will play a critical role in upgrading the efficiency of the nation’s infrastructure assets, USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter said during a panel focused on infrastructure and investment at NARUC’s 2017 winter meeting. Spalter appeared on a panel with executives from the water, oil...