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Date: 03.28.2017
Background: Today, the House approved a resolution passed by the Senate last week under the Congressional Review Act to remove rules that would have created inconsistent privacy protections for consumers.   The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:   “Today’s action is another step to remove...
Date: 03.23.2017
Background: The FCC today adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry to explore ways to make it easier for telecommunications carriers to block robocalls calls, including spoofed calls, which fake the caller ID number to hide a caller’s real identity.  The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan...
Date: 03.23.2017
                                          For the first time, broadband has caught up with pay-TV services as a leading delivery channel for...
Date: 03.22.2017
                                                  Significant numbers of broadband homeowners are...
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...
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...
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...
Date: 02.14.2017
Technical glitches in online streaming for this year’s Super Bowl marks the third year in a row that over-the-top providers faced challenges in delivering the big game to cord cutters. As the Patriots rallied against the Falcons in the fourth quarter, viewers using the Fox Sports Go app had their connection go down for a brief, but critical...
Date: 02.10.2017
“Broadband first” is a major policy goal at USTelecom, USTelecom Vice President Diane Holland said at the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council’s Broadband and Social Justice Summit in a panel discussion on broadband and 5G deployment. This means working with the Congress and the new administration on programs that...
Date: 02.03.2017
The Philips Hue light bulbs in the broadband households of Louisville, Kentucky can change color to display the severity of air quality warnings. Amazon Echo smart speakers deliver flash briefings from the mayor’s office and tell Louisville residents the date of the next junk pickup in their neighborhood. A pioneer in the smart city...

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