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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: 05.10.2017
As the Internet of Things (IoT) flourishes, ISPs are racing to ensure these connected devices   have the broadband infrastructure necessary for a seamless consumer experience. This year, there are 8.4 billion connected devices – that’s a 31 percent increase since 2016 alone. Estimates are there will be more than 20.4 billion...
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: 06.16.2016
A recent Forbes article suggests the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may mandate that broadband providers redesign modems to have bigger backup batteries so customers can “surf the web for up to 8 hours during a power outage,” said author Fred Campbell. The plan may sound good in the abstract, Campbell said, but customers will...
Date: 05.05.2016
The OpenStack Summit in Austin is a barometer of just how far the company has come – growing from 75 attendees in 2010 to more than 7,500 participants from 62 countries in 2016. OpenStack, an open source software company enabling private and public clouds, recently reached a “tipping point,” according to Forbes commentary on the...
Date: 03.11.2015
In an effort to increase wages in an otherwise recovering economy, the President announced a renewed focus on high tech jobs training and hiring. The President’s TechHire initiative calls on more than 300 employers, educational institutions, and local governments to help train and hire low-skilled workers in tech fields such as software...
Date: 02.26.2015
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to impose utility-style regulation on the Internet, and to preempt two state laws laying out terms for operation of municipal broadband networks. The following statements are from USTelecom President Walter McCormick: On Title II regulation… “Today’s...