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Date: 03.31.2017
In an op-ed published recently in Axios, USTelecom President Jonathan Spalter focused on how consumers’ privacy will not be affected by the recent congressional decision to block the FCC’s implementation of new online privacy rules which were rushed through during the final days of former chairman Tom Wheeler's tenure. Congress...
Date: 01.11.2017
America’s broadband networks are no longer merely the vital link binding our businesses, communities and families, they also have become the indispensable welding tool required to safeguard, optimize and future-proof our nation’s infrastructure, wrote USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter in a new op-ed published by Morning...
Date: 04.06.2016
“Safe harbor” provisions under well-established components of copyright law are crucial to ensuring the continuing growth of the internet economy, USTelecom said in comments  [http://www.ustelecom.org/sites/default/files/documents/USTelecom-DMCA-Comments-2016-04-01-FINAL.pdf] filed with the U.S. Copyright Office. The Digital...
Date: 02.24.2016
Nearly four years ago, USTelecom told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that “dominant carrier” rules designed for a monopoly-based telephone market no longer made sense in an age where multiple options exist for voice services. USTelecom provided ample statistical evidence documenting the shift in consumer habits away from...
Date: 02.10.2016
Online users that repeatedly steal copyrighted material could cause their Internet service providers to bear the brunt of their illegal activity, based on a recent lawsuit resulting in a $25 million fine. The case, profiled in this Holland & Knight LLP analysis, reviewed the BMG Rights Management lawsuit, which sought to hold Cox...
Date: 04.13.2015
USTelecom filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) open Internet order on grounds that it is arbitrary and capricious, and violates federal law. “In challenging the legality of the FCC’s Open Internet order, USTelecom believes the FCC used the wrong...
Date: 03.23.2015
Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 706, 47 U.S.C. § 402(a), 28 U.S.C. §§ 2342(1) and c.:.J2344, and Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure  15(a), the United States Telecom Association ("USTelecom") hereby petitions this Court for review of the order of the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") captioned In re...
Date: 01.29.2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the online world. Devices ranging from home security and energy-saving sensors to health monitors and appliances are connecting to the Internet at super-fast speeds and are expected to number 50 billion by 2020, according to previous Cisco’s projections. In the face of this accelerating...