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Council to Secure the Digital Economy Unveils 2018 International Anti-Botnet Guide

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 15:46
11.29.2018

USTelecom, ITI and CTA publish new report recommending security practices to protect digital economy from rising threat of global botnet attacks 

Botnet threat is more severe today than at any previous point in history; a single botnet can now include 30 million ‘zombie’ endpoints

WASHINGTON – The Council to Secure the Digital Economy (CSDE), led by USTelecom and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), today published – in partnership with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ – the 2018 International Anti-Botnet Guide, a comprehensive set of practices to protect the global digital ecosystem from the threat of botnets and other automated distributed attacks.

Issues: CybersecurityTags: cybersecurity

USTelecom Statement on Bipartisan Senate Robocall Legislation

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:56
11.16.2018

Background: Today, U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD), chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) announced the introduction of S. 3655, the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act.

The USTelecom Industry Traceback Group includes 20+ participants from voice providers across the wireline, wireless, VoIP and cable industries working to identify and trace suspicious traffic on networks.

Issues: RobocallsTags: consumersRobocalls

FCC Praises USTelecom’s Industry Leadership to Combat Illegal Robocalls

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 15:45
11.06.2018

Urges network voice providers to join USTelecom’s Industry Traceback Group to fight scourge of robocalls and advance agency’s top consumer protection priority

Background: The Federal Communications Commission today sent letters to multiple voice providers, calling on them to “assist industry efforts to trace scam robocalls that originate on or pass through their networks.” Letters from the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau and Chief Technology Officer were sent to voice providers not currently participating in the USTelecom Industry Traceback Group’s ongoing efforts to identify the source of illegal robocalls.

Tags: Robocalls

USTelecom on Supreme Court FCC Title II Ruling

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 10:26
11.05.2018

Background: The United States Supreme Court today denied cert (4-3) in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in USTelecom and CenturyLink, Inc. v. Federal Communications Commission, a case that upheld the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order under former Chairman Tom Wheeler. The FCC’s more recent 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIF) under Chairman Ajit Pai classified broadband as an information service, a designation previously upheld by the Supreme Court in the Brand X case.

Issues: Open InternetTags: legal and courtsopen internet

DHS and Private Sector Partners Establish Information and Communications Technology Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 08:26
10.30.2018

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today the formation and chartering of the nation’s first Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force, a public-private partnership to examine and develop consensus recommendations to identify and manage risk to the global ICT supply chain. 

Issues: CybersecurityTags: cybersecurity

USTelecom, CTIA, NCTA and ACA Statement on Proposal to Delay Litigation Against California State Internet Bill

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 13:51
10.26.2018

Background: California, the Department of Justice and USTelecom, CTIA, NCTA and ACA - representing America’s broadband providers - have today agreed to propose a delay in federal court litigation against California’s Internet Bill (SB 822) while the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals continues consideration of Mozilla Corporation v.

Issues: Open InternetTags: open internet

USTelecom Statement on FCC Open Commission Meeting

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 15:15
10.23.2018

Background: At an open commission meeting today, the FCC adopted an order that will streamline regulations so rate-of-return carriers receiving fixed universal service support can elect a lighter touch incentive-based approach for their business data services.

The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, president and CEO, USTelecom:

Tags: FCC Open Meeting

USTelecom, CTIA, NCTA and ACA File Joint Lawsuit Against Vermont; Call for National – not State – Framework for an Open Internet

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:26
10.18.2018

Background: USTelecom, CTIA, NCTA and ACA - representing America’s broadband providers - have today filed a joint lawsuit in federal court challenging the State of Vermont’s Internet Bill (S. 289) and Executive Order No. 2-18.

The following statement can be attributed to USTelecom, CTIA, NCTA and ACA:

Issues: Open InternetTags: open internet

USTelecom to Host 2018 Broadband Investment Forum: The Path to Connecting Communities in Washington, DC

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:55
10.10.2018

** MEDIA ADVISORY **

USTelecom to Host 2018 Broadband Investment Forum: The Path to Connecting Communities

Featured topics: Broadband Deployment, 5G, Telemedicine and Wireline Innovation

Remarks from Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue; FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr; Executives from leading broadband providers: Windstream, Blackfoot and Alaska Communications

WHAT: 

Issues: Benefits of BroadbandBroadband AdoptionBroadband DeploymentEventsTags: FCCUSTelecom eventsUSTelecom news

USTelecom, CTIA, NCTA and ACA File Joint Lawsuit Against California State Internet Bill

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:21
10.03.2018

Background: USTelecom, CTIA, NCTA and ACA - representing America’s broadband providers - have today filed a joint lawsuit in federal court challenging the State of California’s Internet Bill (SB 822).

The following statement is for attribution to USTelecom, CTIA, NCTA and ACA:

Issues: Open InternetTags: open internet

USTelecom Statement on California Net Neutrality Bill

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 08:08
09.30.2018

Background: Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 822 to impose new regulations on internet service providers operating in the state.

The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom:

Issues: Open InternetTags: net neutralityopen internet

USTelecom Statement on NTIA Consumer Privacy Report

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:11
09.25.2018

Background: Today, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced a request for comment and input on advancing consumer privacy and innovation.

The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom:

Tags: privacy

USTelecom Statement on Net Neutrality Bill in California State Senate

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:54
08.31.2018

Background: Today, the California State Senate advanced SB 822 to impose heavy handed regulations on internet service providers operating in the state. The legislation will next head to California Governor Jerry Brown.

The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom:

Issues: Open InternetTags: net neutrality

USTelecom Statement on California Net Neutrality Bill

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 12:48
08.30.2018

Background: Today, the California State Assembly passed SB 822 to impose heavy handed regulations on internet service providers operating in the state.

The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom:

Issues: Open InternetTags: net neutrality

USTelecom: 8th Circuit BDS Opinion a Win for Broadband Investment

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 13:33
08.28.2018

Background: Today the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the vast majority of the FCC’s decision easing regulation of business data services of internet service providers. 

The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom:

Tags: Business Data Services

USTelecom: Irony from Net Neutrality Advocates

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:40
08.27.2018

Background: Intervenors and amici in support of petitioners in Mozilla corporation, et. al. v the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filed briefs with a U.S. federal appeals court to overturn the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order.

The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom:

Issues: Internet RegulationOpen InternetTags: FCCnet neutrality