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Date: 02.01.2017
Remarks by USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter Broadband First: Investing in America’s Infrastructure January 26, 2017 It was 60-plus years ago when President Dwight Eisenhower, fresh from World War II Europe’s front-row seat where he was able to see the efficiency of the German autobahn, came back to the United States...
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: 11.14.2016
On November 10, 2016, Diane Holland and the undersigned of USTelecom met with Stephanie Weiner and Lisa Hone, Senior Legal Advisor and Legal Advisor, respectively, to Chairman Wheeler; Howard Symons, FCC General Counsel; and Matt DelNero, Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau. We discussed the possibility that the BDS Order described in the...
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: 11.09.2016
On November 7, 2016, Jonathan Banks and the undersigned of USTelecom met separately with Claude Aiken, Legal Advisor to Commissioner Clyburn, and Travis Litman, Senior Legal Advisor to Commissioner Rosenworcel. We discussed certain aspects of Chairman Wheeler’s recent proposals for regulating the business data services (BDS) marketplace....
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: 11.04.2016
The Commission should reject demands to force a mandatory “wholesale” discount structure on the business data services (“BDS”) marketplace. Under the volume and term-based discount structure that has evolved under Commission supervision, competing carriers already had 51% of the market in 2013. Grafting a new “...
Date: 11.03.2016
USTelecom and several other parties have made the case that there is robust competition in the business data services (BDS) marketplace.1 This is especially true for Ethernet services.2 Recent statements by BT Americas submitted in another FCC proceeding confirm the availability of competitively-priced, low-bandwidth Ethernet services: “XO...
Date: 10.07.2016
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a fact sheet outlining a draft order for regulating the business data services market. The following statement can be attributed to USTelecom President Walter McCormick: “Chairman Wheeler’s draft order appropriately recognizes that companies are investing...
Date: 10.05.2016
Mandated price cuts in the business data services market will do “serious damage” to the financial underpinnings of both competitive and facilities-based providers, with the latter taking the greatest hit, according to a new paper by analyst Anna-Maria Kovacs, visiting scholar with the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy....

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