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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: 12.14.2016
WASHINGTON, DC – Broadband provider network capital expenditures declined nearly $1 billion in 2015 to $76 billion, according to USTelecom’s annual broadband investment research report released today. While the 2015 decline was small when compared to past economic cycles, broadband industry investment is a core component in capital...
Date: 11.15.2016
The U.S. tech economy faces a critical shortage of talent and continues to fail to draw women to the ranks. Nearly a half million new computing jobs were created in 2015, but only 40,000 new computer science graduates entered the workforce, according to Accenture, the global professional services company.  Women may account for 47 percent...
Date: 04.22.2016
Earth Day, celebrated this year on April 22, raises awareness of the need to reduce damage to the environment. More than 90 percent of corporations, including the nation’s leading telecommunications providers, are making substantial commitments to limit their environmental impact, according to a survey conducted by Ingersoll Rand with...
Date: 01.28.2016
In the midst of recent stock market turbulence, telecommunications and other utilities stocks led the resurgence of gains, the Los Angeles Times reports. The resilience of telecom stocks in a tumultuous investment climate – now and into the future -- was the focus of a recent forecast published in Seeking Alpha. “Telecommunications...
Date: 04.10.2015
Connecting commercial buildings and multi-tenant spaces to high-speed Internet via fiber is on the rise according to new research (link is external) from Vertical Systems Group. Statistics from this study show that the percentage of fiber-connected buildings reached more than 42 percent by the end of 2014, quadrupling since 2004. In Vertical...
Date: 03.04.2015
Video games are often viewed as entertainment, but several initiatives underway aspire to make them something more: an education tool capable of changing behaviors for the better. According to The Washington Post, gamification is being used to encourage consumers to moderate their energy consumption habits. In a recent study of 22 separate...
Date: 02.27.2015
In announcing the move to utility-style regulation for broadband providers, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn said Title II doesn’t need to lead to rate regulation. They pointed to the 700 small broadband providers in rural America that purportedly offer retail broadband Internet...
Date: 02.18.2015
As USTelecom has previously discussed, the technology sector is driving investment and growth, and yielding substantive gains for the U.S. economy. A recent Brookings Institution report provides additional insights on this topic, highlighting 50 “advanced American industries” — all of which are closely connected with technology...
Date: 02.17.2015
Across the Internet ecosystem, broadband providers and tech innovators are forging partnerships and launching Internet of Things (IoT) applications — all the while working to ensure security. LightReading reports that AT&T is reaching out to small and midsized utility companies in partnership with General Electric (GE) to deploy smart...

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