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Date: 11.16.2016
    Background: Today the Federal Communications Commission announced it would not move forward with a vote to regulate business data services. The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick: “We appreciate Chairman Wheeler’s decision to abide by requests from Congress not to move forward...
Date: 11.10.2016
USTelecom strongly urges the Federal Communications Commission to reject policies that would encourage resale of business data services, rather than taking a forward-looking approach to encouraging competition and investment in an already-diverse marketplace. “Backward-looking regulations that encourage resale by making it cheaper will only...
Date: 11.04.2016
USTelecom urges the Federal Communications Commission to reject demands to force a mandatory “wholesale” discount structure on the business data services (BDS) marketplace, a discount that only competing carriers and Commercial Mobile Radio Services (CMRS) providers would enjoy, according to a recent filing. Mandating a special...
Date: 08.12.2016
On August 8, 2016, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Brogan, and Diane Griffin Holland of USTelecom met with Pamela Arluk (by telephone), Irina Asoskov, William Kehoe, William Layton, Joseph Price, and Eric Ralph of the Wireline Competition Bureau to discuss the findings of our survey of small and medium-sized business customers with 5-100 employees to...
Date: 08.09.2016
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...
Date: 08.09.2016
Background: Today, USTelecom filed reply comments in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) business data services proceeding urging the agency to pursue a fact-based analysis of competition in the marketplace. The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick: “Data gathered by the FCC in 2013 show that well...
Date: 08.09.2016
On Monday, August 8, 2016, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Brogan, and the undersigned of the USTelecom Association met with Pamela Arluk (by telephone), Irina Asoskov, William Kehoe, William Layton, Joseph Price, and Eric Ralph of the Wireline Competition Bureau to discuss the findings of our survey of small and medium-sized business customers and their...
Date: 08.09.2016
The market for Business Data Services (BDS), or high-volume broadband lines used by companies and organizations, is far more competitive than supporters of the FCC’s efforts to impose new rate regulations continue to insist. USTelecom recently surveyed nearly 800 small and medium sized businesses and found that roughly 75 percent of them had...
Date: 07.29.2016
We write in response to an ex parte letter filed July 25, 2016, by Granite Telecommunications summarizing a meeting of Granite and INCOMPAS with staff from the Wireline Competition Bureau on July 21, 2016. During that meeting, Granite explained concerns with the linking of the “reasonably comparable wholesale access requirement for wholesale...

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