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Date: 05.05.2017
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...
Date: 06.28.2016
The 2013 data collection paints an encouraging picture of the state of BDS competition. Competition is strong in virtually every census block with BDS demand, and providers who are not competing in certain markets have facilities that are close enough to compete if they so choose. But there is another part of the story - what has transpired since...
Date: 05.23.2016
By now, we all have heard Chairman Wheeler’s oft-repeated mantra of “competition, competition, competition” when talking about the commission’s charge. We all agree that real competition is good, especially for consumers. The good news is that the Business Data Services (BDS) Further Notice moves the special access ball...
Date: 05.16.2016
The numerous options for voice communications gives consumers many alternatives to the once-ubiquitous landline phone, which is now used as the sole phone service option by less than10 percent of the country. Yet despite this changed technology landscape, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been slow to lift regulations on companies...
Date: 04.28.2016
Competition to serve businesses that need specialized connections for data and the Internet–what the FCC calls Business Data Services (BDS) - is strong pretty much everywhere those businesses choose to locate. A variety of companies have been competing for these customers for decades and relatively new entrants like cable companies have...
Date: 03.16.2016
A segment of the business broadband market seeking regulatory help is actually in good financial health, according to a research paper by Anna-Maria Kovacs, a visiting senior policy scholar at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy. Kovacs’ cash flow analysis shows that the competitive local exchange provider (CLEC) industry is...
Date: 03.11.2016
To justify favors from the Federal Communications Commission, a segment of the business broadband industry is distorting the economic realities of the marketplace. The latest example comes from Level 3, a multibillion dollar international telecom company. In a recent blog, Level 3 implores the FCC to regulate the terms and prices of business...
Date: 03.04.2016
The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) and INCOMPAS hereby jointly submit a revised list of categories of aggregated data that parties should be permitted to include in their public comments and other filings in this proceeding because they do not reveal company-specific Confidential or Highly Confidential information.1 This list is not...
Date: 02.23.2016
The cable industry is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject “extreme proposals” advanced by “competitive carriers” in the business broadband proceeding, according to a recent filing. The competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) industry, a subset of the business broadband marketplace, is asking the...
Date: 02.22.2016
Marketplace evidence demonstrates that cable is a meaningful competitor for most business broadband customers, USTelecom said in reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Independent analysts have estimated that cable broadband networks currently pass more than three-quarters of small and medium business customers in...

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