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FCC Nominees Bring Valuable Experience, Service to Agency

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:45
07.19.2017

Background: Today, the Senate Commerce Committee held a confirmation hearing for three nominees to serve a new term on the Federal Communications Commission: Chairman Ajit Pai, former Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and FCC General Counsel Brendan Carr. 

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Tags: FCC

Ensuring Calls are Completed is Vital for Rural America

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:22
07.13.2017

 

 

Background: The Federal Communications Commission today agreed to consider a second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on proposals to address any continuing issues with the completion of long-distance phone calls in rural areas.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Consumer ProtectionTags: consumersFCCFCC Open Meeting rural America

FCC Inquiry Could Help Lead to Fewer Illegal Robocalls

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 09:58
07.13.2017

Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission opened a Notice of Inquiry to solicit information on call authentication frameworks which could help secure phone networks against fraudulent robocalls.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Consumer ProtectionRobocallsTags: consumersFCCFCC Open Meeting Robocalls

USTelecom Asks Court for Extension on Open Internet Order

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 09:42
07.11.2017

Background: Yesterday, USTelecom and other petitioners filed an application for an extension of time to file a Writ of Certiorari with the Supreme Court in regards to the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Internet RegulationOpen InternetTags: FCClegal and courtsnet neutralityopen internetOpen Internet rules

USTelecom Welcomes Brendan Carr’s Nomination for the FCC

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 09:46
06.29.2017

Background: The White House last night announced its intention to nominate Federal Communications Commission General Counsel Brendan Carr for a full five-year term as a commissioner at the agency.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Tags: Administration FCC

USTelecom Welcomes Proposed Elimination of Payphone Rules

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:57
06.22.2017

Background: The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order aimed at eliminating outdated requirements that carriers complete an annual audit of their payphone tracking systems.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Tags: consumersFCCFCC Open Meeting regulatory reform

USTelecom Welcomes Proposed Elimination of Payphone Rules

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:57
06.22.2017

Background: The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order aimed at eliminating outdated requirements that carriers complete an annual audit of their payphone tracking systems.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Tags: consumersFCCFCC Open Meeting regulatory reform

Multiple Tenant Environments Inquiry Raises Important Questions

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:47
06.22.2017

 

 

Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to open a Notice of Inquiry into how to promote greater consumer choice and more broadband options in multiple tenant environments such as apartment complexes or shopping malls.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Consumer ProtectionBroadband InfrastructureTags: broadband accesscompetitionFCCFCC Open Meeting

Multiple Tenant Environments Inquiry Raises Important Questions

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:47
06.22.2017

 

 

Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to open a Notice of Inquiry into how to promote greater consumer choice and more broadband options in multiple tenant environments such as apartment complexes or shopping malls.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Consumer ProtectionBroadband InfrastructureTags: broadband accesscompetitionFCCFCC Open Meeting

USTelecom, NTCA File Petition for USF Relief for Small, Rural Providers

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 14:24
06.14.2017

Citing the discriminatory nature of current Universal Service Fund (USF) contribution requirements, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and USTelecom today 

Issues: Universal ServiceTags: broadband deploymentbroadband service providersFCCrural Americauniversal serviceUSF contributions

USTelecom, NTCA File Petition for USF Relief for Small, Rural Providers

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 14:24
06.14.2017

Citing the discriminatory nature of current Universal Service Fund (USF) contribution requirements, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and USTelecom today 

Issues: Universal ServiceTags: broadband deploymentbroadband service providersFCCrural Americauniversal serviceUSF contributions

USTelecom Welcomes Jessica Rosenworcel’s Renomination to the FCC

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:29
06.14.2017

Jessica Rosenworcel is a committed public servant and USTelecom is grateful that her work on behalf of consumers and innovators alike will continue.

Background: Last night the White House announced its intention to nominate former Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel for another term at the agency.  

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Tags: Administration FCC

USTelecom Welcomes Jessica Rosenworcel’s Renomination to the FCC

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:29
06.14.2017

Jessica Rosenworcel is a committed public servant and USTelecom is grateful that her work on behalf of consumers and innovators alike will continue.

Background: Last night the White House announced its intention to nominate former Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel for another term at the agency.  

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Tags: Administration FCC

Jeremy Pederson Joins USTelecom’s Government Affairs Team

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 08:20
06.05.2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter announced today that Jeremy Pederson has joined the association as a Vice President of Government Affairs.

Tags: USTelecom news

Jeremy Pederson Joins USTelecom’s Government Affairs Team

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 08:20
06.05.2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter announced today that Jeremy Pederson has joined the association as a Vice President of Government Affairs.

Tags: USTelecom news

Number Portability Decision a Win for Consumers

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:05
05.26.2017

USTelecom welcomes the DC Circuit's decision in Neustar's challenge of the LNPA administrator award.

Background: This morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied a challenge by Neustar over the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to choose Telcordia Technologies (i.e. iconectiv) as the next local number portability administrator. USTelecom was an intervenor in this case.

The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Consumer ProtectionTags: FCClegal and courts

Number Portability Decision a Win for Consumers

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:05
05.26.2017

USTelecom welcomes the DC Circuit's decision in Neustar's challenge of the LNPA administrator award.

Background: This morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied a challenge by Neustar over the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to choose Telcordia Technologies (i.e. iconectiv) as the next local number portability administrator. USTelecom was an intervenor in this case.

The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Consumer ProtectionTags: FCClegal and courts

Enhancing Data Services in Rural Areas

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:09
05.25.2017

Rural telcos propose streamlining regulations related to the Business Data Services market

Today, ITTA and USTelecom, national associations representing rural communications service providers, filed a petition asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to better promote competition by modernizing the regulations that apply to the offering of business data services (BDS) in rural areas.

The legacy BDS regulations that currently apply to many rural telcos impose unnecessary costs and prevent these carriers from offering beneficial rates, terms, and conditions to their customers. 

Issues: Business BroadbandTags: BDSbusiness broadbandBusiness Data ServicesFCCregulatory reformrural America

Enhancing Data Services in Rural Areas

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:09
05.25.2017

Rural telcos propose streamlining regulations related to the Business Data Services market

Today, ITTA and USTelecom, national associations representing rural communications service providers, filed a petition asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to better promote competition by modernizing the regulations that apply to the offering of business data services (BDS) in rural areas.

The legacy BDS regulations that currently apply to many rural telcos impose unnecessary costs and prevent these carriers from offering beneficial rates, terms, and conditions to their customers. 

Issues: Business BroadbandTags: BDSbusiness broadbandBusiness Data ServicesFCCregulatory reformrural America

FCC Stops Rural Rate Hike

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 15:17
05.18.2017

Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which seeks comment on eliminating a rule requiring rural telecom providers receiving USF support to charge a higher monthly minimum rate to consumers than urban providers.

The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Consumer ProtectionTags: Connect America FundconsumersFCCFCC Open Meeting rural Americauniversal service