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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: 01.03.2017
Today, USTelecom formally asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reconsider privacy rules on internet service providers narrowly adopted in November by a divided commission. USTelecom believes the rules establish a confusing and conflicting regime over one segment of the internet ecosystem. The petition asks the...
Date: 10.06.2016
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) outlined plans for new privacy rules on Internet Service Providers. The following statement, reacting to the FCC’s announcement of draft privacy rules, can be attributed to USTelecom President Walter McCormick: “Consumers are best served when privacy rules are clear...
Date: 07.18.2016
The U.S. took a significant step forward last week when the FCC approved new rules that set aside almost 11 gigahertz of spectrum for next-generation 5G wireless service. The action was notable since it means the U.S. is now the first country in the world to set aside dedicated airwaves for 5G. The FCC’s movement on 5G was one of several...
Date: 07.08.2016
No one likes picking up the phone to hear brief silence, followed by an automated message promising a free Hawaiian vacation or an “urgent message” from the IRS. But consumers could soon be getting more robocalls, thanks to a recent decision that allows federal agencies and contractors to make such calls. Earlier this week, the...
Date: 07.07.2016
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) privacy proceeding has prompted hundreds of comments complaining about the commission’s “overly broad” proposal. Taking a different stance is a group led by Public Knowledge (PK), which wants stricter privacy regulation aimed only at internet service providers (ISPs). This...
Date: 07.06.2016
USTelecom is pleased to submit its reply comments in response to the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing a new privacy regime for broadband Internet access service (BIAS) providers. In the Notice, the Federal Communications Commission seeks comment on its application of traditional privacy requirements of the Communications...
Date: 06.15.2016
Consumers will be deprived of a consistent and predictable approach to the privacy of internet communications if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proceeds with a proposal aimed at regulating only one set of players in the internet economy: broadband internet service providers. In comments filed with the FCC, USTelecom criticized the...
Posted In: FTC, Internet, privacy
Date: 03.01.2016
USTelecom and four other trade associations have outlined a privacy framework for the Federal Communications Commission to consider as it moves forward with a rulemaking on broadband privacy. The framework stresses the importance of adopting privacy guidelines that apply to all companies working in the Internet economy, and includes principles in...
Posted In: FTC, privacy
Date: 03.01.2016
Today, the American Cable Association, Competitive Carriers Association, CTIA, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, and USTelecom offer for the Commission’s consideration a detailed proposal for a broadband privacy framework. After significant examination and analysis, these associations have developed the attached consensus...

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