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Statement on FCC Order Waiving Transparency Rules for Small Broadband Providers

01.27.2017

Background:  Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai circulated an order that would waive for five years the enhanced transparency reporting requirements for small businesses with no more than 250,000 subscribers.

The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter:

“The order that Chairman Pai circulated today will free up scarce resources that are needed to maintain and upgrade rural broadband networks. This is a very good thing. We hope for unanimous commission action on this encouraging step toward supporting broadband infrastructure and the opportunities it makes available.”