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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...
Posted In: FCC, Internet, privacy, Senate
Date: 03.23.2017
Background: Today, the Senate approved a resolution under the Congressional Review Act to roll-back counterproductive privacy rules adopted last year by the Federal Communications Commission which would have created inconsistent privacy protections for consumers. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “...
Date: 03.23.2017
Background: The FCC today adopted a rulemaking that proposes to eliminate arcane reporting requirements for providers of international services. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: "The FCC’s decision today to consider removing outdated reporting requirements for providers of international services is...
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...
Posted In: Administration , FCC
Date: 03.07.2017
  Background: The White House today formally renominated Chairman Ajit Pai for another term at the Federal Communications Commission. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: "Chairman Pai’s renomination as FCC Chairman is great news for American consumers and innovators. We have much to do together...
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: 03.01.2017
  Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission issued a temporary stay of a data security regulation that would have subjected internet service providers to a different standard than other companies in the internet ecosystem. The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Today...
Date: 02.23.2017
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission approved orders that would facilitate buildout of rural broadband, modernize broadband provider accounting rules, and temporarily waive enhanced transparency reporting requirements for small broadband providers with 250,000 or fewer subscribers. The following statement is from USTelecom...
Date: 02.07.2017
Background: Today, Senate Democrats held a press briefing with online advocates to discuss the future of net neutrality legislation. The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Maintaining – and strengthening – our dynamic, ever-innovating and open internet is a vital national interest...
Date: 02.02.2017
Background: Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced a pilot program to improve the agency’s transparency by releasing commission documents to the public before they are voted on by commissioners.   The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter: “We support...

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