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FCC Open Meeting

Date: 04.20.2017
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today approved an order that will give more flexibility to Rate-of-Return carriers and allow them to receive funding for high-cost projects that might exceed their cap. The change will allow carriers to extend broadband service to hard-to-reach homes with the help of universal service funds....
Date: 04.20.2017
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today adopted an order that recognizes the Business Data Services market for high-speed broadband has become increasingly competitive and eliminates tariffing and other legacy pricing regulations in areas deemed to have sufficient competition. This statement is attributable to USTelecom CEO...
Date: 04.20.2017
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry into steps it can take to speed deployment of next-generation networks by removing barriers to investment, accelerating the transition from old copper networks to IP networks and reducing unnecessary FCC regulations. This...
Date: 04.19.2017
In 1934, Congress decided tariffs were necessary to protect consumers from unreasonable and discriminatory prices because there was virtually no phone service competition to keep providers from charging whatever they wanted. As markets have become more competitive, there’s less need for tariffs to counter possible anticompetitive behavior....
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 The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: "The FCC’s decision today to consider removing outdated reporting requirements for providers of international services is...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...
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: 02.02.2017
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...
Date: 12.15.2016
Background: Today Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced plans to step down from his post in coming weeks. The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Walter B. McCormick Jr.: “We thank Chairman Wheeler for his service and express our gratitude for his commitment to expanding next-generation...
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Date: 03.26.2015
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to select a new Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA), which manages porting of consumer phone numbers. The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick: “USTelecom welcomes the Federal Communications Commission’s adoption today of an...