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Date: 03.28.2017
Background: Today, the House approved a resolution passed by the Senate last week under the Congressional Review Act to remove rules that would have created inconsistent privacy protections for consumers.   The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:   “Today’s action is another step to remove...
Posted In: FCC, Internet, privacy, Senate
Date: 03.23.2017
Background: Today, the Senate approved a resolution under the Congressional Review Act to roll-back counterproductive privacy rules adopted last year by the Federal Communications Commission which would have created inconsistent privacy protections for consumers. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “...
Posted In: privacy
Date: 03.16.2017
The United States Telecom Association (“USTelecom”) respectfully files this reply in support of its petition for reconsideration (“petition” or “PFR”) of the Commission’s Order.1 Like the Order itself, the oppositions to the petition avoid genuine engagement with the reasons we have given for aligning the...
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...
Posted In: privacy
Date: 01.27.2017
Internet Companies Reaffirm Consumer Privacy Principles As FCC Reviews Flawed Wheeler Era Broadband Rules Today, associations representing virtually all of the leading US internet service providers filed a petition asking the FCC to stay unnecessarily restrictive and destructive broadband privacy rules recently adopted by the FCC, while at the...
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: 01.03.2017
Background: Today, USTelecom filed a Petition for Reconsideration of the FCC’s Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services Report and Order. The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter: “In filing this petition, USTelecom is laying out a path for...
Posted In: privacy
Date: 01.03.2017
So long as this Commission classifies broadband Internet access as a “common carrier service,” it should ensure technological neutrality and avoid consumer confusion by harmonizing its privacy regime with that of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), under which most participants in the Internet ecosystem operate. The Order pays lip...
Posted In: consumers, FCC, privacy
Date: 10.27.2016
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved new privacy rules that would apply only to Internet service providers. The following statement can be attributed to USTelecom President Walter McCormick: “When this proceeding began, USTelecom and many others urged the commission to harmonize its proposal with the...
Posted In: privacy
Date: 10.21.2016
On October 19, 2016, Walter B. McCormick, Jr. and Jonathan Banks of USTelecom – The Broadband Association, spoke with Commissioner O’Rielly and his Legal Advisor Amy Bender by telephone. The parties discussed the draft Commission Order on broadband privacy and the need to further harmonize the FCC’s proposed rules with the...

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