Modernizing Our Networks

Understanding the Need for Network Modernization


For decades, copper landlines served as the original conduit for connecting our nation. But the emergence of high-speed broadband and the country’s push to ensure modern networks reach every community have opened up a far wider range of opportunities. As a result, less than two percent of U.S. households today rely solely on landline connections. Consumers need a modern regulatory environment that advances rather than undercuts tech modernization.


Issue Brief: A Vital Step Toward Universal High-Speed Broadband

With the transition to next-generation broadband networks moving forward, outdated regulations force broadband providers to prop up aging copper networks at the expense of focusing investment on achieving a connected nation. Learn more about the tech transition process below.

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Op-Ed: The Golden State Can Do Better than Copper Landlines

So far, over twenty states have met the moment—acting to remove antiquated rules and fully embrace their broadband-fueled future while ensuring customers have continuity of service. This op-ed emphasizes that it’s California’s turn to allow companies to retire their old copper networks.

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American Connectivity Forum

As Washington gears-up for critical decisions about the future of the Universal Service Fund, this event hosted leaders from the policy community along with senior executives from the nation’s innovative broadband providers for important discussions on the path forward to connect our communities.

Network Modernization: Connecting Changes Everything

Hear from USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter and telecom industry leaders as they discuss the role of network modernization in meeting today and tomorrow’s connectivity needs.

Modernizing Our Networks