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Date: 03.10.2017
USTelecom – The Broadband Association (USTelecom) is pleased to offer these comments in response to the Notice published by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) in the Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 5, January 9, 2017, seeking input on the Computer and Internet Use Supplement (“Supplement...
Date: 03.07.2017
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, founder and chairman of e-commerce startup Joyus, has the toughest job in Silicon Valley. It isn’t her day job of marketing fashion, beauty and lifestyle products in a crowded online retail marketplace. Her real challenge is a campaign to convince the predominantly male leadership at tech startups and companies that...
Date: 02.23.2017
Data thefts are the stuff of lurid headlines and baleful identity protection ads. While they may not be as pervasive as death and taxes, data thefts have impacted the lives of nearly two-thirds of Americans, according to a new analysis by Pew Research. From fraudulent charges on a credit card to a hijacked online social media account, 64 percent...
Date: 12.16.2016
This year when Santa pays a midnight visit to American homes, his bag could be stuffed with plenty of Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets. Trade publication TWICE recently surveyed tech-savvy shoppers at various consumer electronic stores and found that 27 percent expect to buy smart lighting in the next year. Smart thermostats are on the shopping...
Date: 08.30.2016
Cord cutters are not the prime movers of the over-the-top video market. In fact, they make up only 13 percent of the streaming video universe, according to a new study by J.D. Power. Even video customers who have never subscribed to a cable or satellite TV service make up a mere 4 percent of “streamies” - consumers who watch movies...
Date: 05.03.2016
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer ignited a fierce debate when she banned telecommuting from the company, citing the need for greater workplace collaboration to spark innovation. Some companies, like Best Buy, followed suit, terminating their work-from-home policy, while others remained favorable to employees’ working remotely. In the years since...
Date: 05.02.2016
The technological landscape has shifted over the past decade, with corporate policies striving to keep pace and embrace the modern digital workplace. The days of the company-issued Blackberry or laptop is increasingly being supplanted by the “bring your own device” (BYOD) trend, enabling employees to use their personal smartphones and...
Posted In: FCC, reports and studies
Date: 04.07.2016
The failure of some competitors to invest & build facilities to connect their business customers to nearby fiber, and instead call for more government intervention, is a business decision not a market failure. (click image above for larger image)
Date: 03.08.2016
President Obama has likened cyber space to the “wild West,” a new frontier connecting vast troves of data sought by bad actors. The story of this volatile landscape is illustrated through 18 case studies in Verizon’s Data Breach Digest, a complement to the company’s forthcoming annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR...
Date: 01.08.2016
Background: Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced plans to release a report concluding that high-speed broadband is not being deployed to Americans in either a reasonable or timely way. The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick: “It would seem that the FCC’s draft...

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