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Posted In: tax policy
Date: 02.16.2017
On February 15, 2017, B. Lynn Follansbee of USTelecom – The Broadband Association (via telephone), Tim Boucher of CenturyLink (via telephone), Ian Dillner of Verizon, Jeb Benedict of CenturyLink and Linda Vandeloop of AT&T met with Jay Schwarz, Legal Advisor to Chairman Pai. In the meeting, the conversation focused on the parties’...
Posted In: tax policy
Date: 02.16.2017
USTelecom and its member companies submit this ex parte filing to respond to the ex parte submitted recently by the America Cable Association (ACA) about the overdue phase-out of Part 32 accounting obligations for price cap carriers.  What ACA has proposed does not raise anything beyond that which was already proposed by NCTA – The...
Posted In: tax policy
Date: 02.14.2017
USTelecom and its member companies submit this ex parte filing to respond to the flawed comments submitted recently by NCTA – The Internet and Television Association about the overdue phase-out of Part 32 accounting obligations for price cap carriers. The Commission’s rules compel price cap carriers to continue maintaining detailed...
Posted In: tax policy
Date: 02.13.2017
On February 9, 2017, B. Lynn Follansbee of USTelecom – The Broadband Association, Ian Dillner of Verizon, Jeb Benedict and Tim Boucher (via phone) of CenturyLink and Linda Vandeloop and Bill Roughton (via phone) of AT&T met with Claude Aiken, Legal Advisor to Commissioner Clyburn. On February 10, 2017, the same parties met with Amy...
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...
Posted In: tax policy
Date: 06.09.2015
Background: Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 235, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) by voice vote. The following statement is from USTelecom President and CEO Walter B. McCormick Jr.: “We commend the U.S. House of Representatives on the passage today of H.R. 235, legislation sponsored by Judiciary Chairman...
Posted In: tax policy
Date: 02.11.2015
In a joint letter sent to House lawmakers today, USTelecom, along with CTIA and NCTA, urged members to support H.R. 235, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act. The bill has received bipartisan backing and is co-sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.). The letter comes on the heels of the...
Date: 02.10.2015
Background: Today, Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act, legislation to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) permanently. The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick: “USTelecom commends Senators Thune and Wyden, as well as their more than...
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USTelecom holds a wide range of events and educational opportunities catering to our diverse membership and reflecting our active role in the broadband community. From webinars to web summits, these events provide insights on profitability and promoting sound policies while keeping a fresh perspective and inspiring new ideas.  Hear about...
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USTelecom actively advocates for reduced corporate and dividend tax rates on our member companies and works with partner organizations to implement positive tax reform. Status Congress’s current focus on deficit reduction is closely related to the prospects for tax-policy reform. Recommendations made by the Joint Select Committee on...

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