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Date: 05.18.2017
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, “Restoring Internet Freedom,” which seeks comment on how the agency should treat broadband internet service in a dynamic, innovative online environment. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “The FCC...
Date: 05.04.2017
Dear Chairman Pai, As leaders of rural broadband companies across our great nation who count our customers in the thousands or even hundreds, and as members of USTelecom - The Broadband Association, we are writing to express our strong support and gratitude for your vision and leadership. The mission of digital opportunity you expressed on day...
Date: 04.28.2017
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's announcement about his plans to restore U.S. innovation by rejecting Title II regulation of the internet is a huge win not only for consumers, but for our connected economy and digital democracy. In an Axios op-ed yesterday, USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter explained why Pai's plan is...
Date: 04.27.2017
USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter discussed his viewpoints on Title II and the Open Internet and its effects on consumers and the economy in an op-ed posted on news site Morning Consult today. Spalter notes that all sides continue to strongly support consumers’ right to be in control of their online experience. All sides also agree...
Date: 04.26.2017
Background: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today announced plans to circulate a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would reverse the agency’s decision to regulate broadband networks under Title II of the Communication Act and restore light-touch regulation of internet access as Title I information services. This...
Date: 04.25.2017
USTelecom today issued a research brief, “Utility Regulation and Broadband Network Investment: The EU and US Divide” examining the adverse effects of restrictive Title II regulations on U.S. broadband investment per capita. Based on European investment levels, which take place under a Title II–like regime, U.S. broadband...
Date: 04.25.2017
If America’s broadband internet services continue to be regulated by the federal government under a Title II regime, U.S. broadband investment per capita could decline toward much lower European levels over time. U.S. broadband investment could decline as much as  50% if it fell to European levels, a reduction in infrastructure...
Date: 04.19.2017
Earlier this week, ISP critic Susan Crawford wrote an alarmist op-ed for the New York Times about the future of the open internet. USTelecom took the opportunity to offer a little peer review of her piece.  
Date: 04.03.2017
USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter was featured on C-SPAN’s “The Communicators” on Saturday, April 1 to talk about internet regulation and telecom issues. C-SPAN’s Peter Slen and Reuters’ David Shepardson asked an array of questions including recent legislation on consumer privacy, cybersecurity issues,...
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...

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