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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: “...
Date: 03.06.2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter announced today that Galen Roehl has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. “Congress has a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a lasting difference for all Americans when it comes to the nation’s broadband future. I am thrilled that Galen Roehl will...
Date: 02.07.2017
Background: Today, Senate Democrats held a press briefing with online advocates to discuss the future of net neutrality legislation. The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Maintaining – and strengthening – our dynamic, ever-innovating and open internet is a vital national interest...
Date: 06.16.2016
USTelecom Applauds Passage of Small Business Broadband Deployment Act Background: Yesterday, the Senate Commerce Committee approved a bill, the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act of 2015 (S-2283), which would provide a three-year exemption for small Internet Service Providers from enhanced transparency requirements in the Open Internet...
Date: 04.27.2016
Background: Today, the Senate Commerce Committee approved two bills that would improve the functioning of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC): S. 2644, The FCC Reauthorization Act of 2016 and S. 421, Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2015. The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick:...
Posted In: Senate, tax policy
Date: 02.11.2016
Background: Today, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill that would permanently ban state and local taxes on Internet access. The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick: “With today’s vote, American consumers will never again face the threat of new onerous taxes on their broadband bill. The...
Date: 02.09.2016
The 1996 Telecom Act was ahead of its time but 20 years later it needs to be updated refresh, Walter McCormick said in a post in The Hill’s Congress Blog celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first significant overhaul of the nation’s telecommunications laws.  “Having achieved its core market-opening goals and achieved...