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Date: 05.25.2017
While women’s voices are widely used in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies— just listen to Siri or Alexa—women are underrepresented in the AI industry. By 2018, the number of enterprises using AI is expected to reach 62 percent, according to a survey by Narrative Science, a company that has created AI-powered language...
Date: 04.20.2017
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry into steps it can take to speed deployment of next-generation networks by removing barriers to investment, accelerating the transition from old copper networks to IP networks and reducing unnecessary FCC regulations. This...
Date: 04.18.2017
  Getting mired in the weeds of important (but sometimes mind-numbing) details of FCC proceedings can distract from the big picture goal we all share: making sure broadband is available to all businesses and consumers throughout the nation. Accomplishing this will take a continuing commitment from providers that have already invested...
Date: 02.03.2017
The Philips Hue light bulbs in the broadband households of Louisville, Kentucky can change color to display the severity of air quality warnings. Amazon Echo smart speakers deliver flash briefings from the mayor’s office and tell Louisville residents the date of the next junk pickup in their neighborhood. A pioneer in the smart city...
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Date: 01.19.2017
On January 17, 2017, Diane Holland of USTelecom and representatives from AT&T, CenturyLink, Fairpoint, Hawaiian Telcom, and Verizon1 met with Peter Saharko, Rodger Woock, and Suzanne Yelen (in person), and Megan Capasso, Alex Johns, Alec MacDonnell, and Cathy Zima (by phone) of the Wireline Competition Bureau. We met to follow up on our prior...
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Date: 09.26.2016
On September 22, 2016, Diane Holland and Robert Mayer of the USTelecom Association and other representatives from AT&T, CenturyLink, and Verizon, met with staff from the FCC’s Wireline Competition and Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureaus to discuss certain requirements in the above-referenced proceeding that incumbent providers...
Date: 09.23.2016
On September 22, 2016, Diane Holland and Robert Mayer of the USTelecom Association, with David Talbott of AT&T, Jeb Benedict and Michael Bugenhagen (by telephone) of CenturyLink, and Maggie McCready of Verizon, met with Michele Berlove, Megan Capasso, Alex Johns (by telephone), Carol Mattey, and Peter Saharko of the FCC’s Wireline...
Date: 08.02.2016
Streaming music is becoming increasingly popular as the digital music industry grows quickly. A study from Park Associates states that 66% of U.S. households with broadband service use streaming music and 26% of those individuals subscribe to a paid audio streaming service. Surprisingly, according to Park Associates, the top spot goes to Amazon...
Date: 07.29.2016
We write in response to an ex parte letter filed July 25, 2016, by Granite Telecommunications summarizing a meeting of Granite and INCOMPAS with staff from the Wireline Competition Bureau on July 21, 2016. During that meeting, Granite explained concerns with the linking of the “reasonably comparable wholesale access requirement for wholesale...
Date: 05.11.2016
Small companies will not be harmed by a change in vendors in the contract for phone number porting, which enables consumers to keep their phone numbers when they switch carriers, USTelecom told the Federal Communications Commission. USTelecom continues to view the contract’s transition to Telcordia as a “positive change for companies...

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