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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

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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

USTelecom Statement on Legal Challenge to Restoring Internet Freedom Order

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 11:34
08.21.2018

Background: A group of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia along with private parties have asked 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: Open InternetTags: net neutrality

USTelecom: FTC Hearings a Positive Sign for Consumer Protection

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 16:02
08.20.2018

Background: On June 20, 2018 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a request for comments in connection with its upcoming public hearings on “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century,” which seek to determine how to adjust the Agency’s enforcement priorities and policies.

Issues: Consumer ProtectionTags: competitionconsumersFTC

USTelecom Statement on Pole Attachment and Telehealth Votes at August FCC Open Meeting

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:49
08.02.2018

Background: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) considered seven items during its August 2, 2018 Open Commission Meeting, including the Wireline Infrastructure Report and Order (WC Docket No. 17-84; WT Docket No. 17-79) on pole attachments, and the Connected Care Pilot Program Notice of Inquiry (WC Docket No. 18-213) supporting telehealth services. 

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

Tags: FCCFCC Open Meeting pole attachments

Council to Secure the Digital Economy (CSDE) Statement on DHS Cybersecurity Summit

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 13:57
07.31.2018

Background: The Council to Secure the Digital Economy (CSDE) brings together leading global companies from across the information technology and communications sectors to combat increasingly sophisticated and emerging cyber threats through collaborative actions.

Issues: CybersecurityTags: cybersecurityDHSinfrastructureInternetUSTelecom news

USTelecom Statement on DHS Cybersecurity Summit

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:19
07.31.2018

Background: On July 31, 2018 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted a National Cybersecurity Summit convening stakeholders from government, industry, and academia for a series of expert panels and discussions on strengthening national cybersecurity. Four USTelecom members participated, including Anand Vadapalli, Chair of the Board and CEO of Alaska Communications Systems; Rusty Moore, Chair of the USTelecom Leadership Committee and General Manager of Big Bend Telephone; and John Donovan, CEO of AT&T Communications.

Issues: CybersecurityTags: cybersecurityDHS

USTelecom Board Chair on DHS Cybersecurity Summit Participation

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:18
07.31.2018

Background: On July 31, 2018 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted a National Cybersecurity Summit convening stakeholders from government, industry, and academia for a series of expert panels and discussions on strengthening national cybersecurity. Four USTelecom members participated, including Anand Vadapalli, Chair of the Board and CEO of Alaska Communications; Rusty Moore, Chair of the USTelecom Leadership Committee and General Manager of Big Bend Telephone; and John Donovan, CEO of AT&T Communications.

Issues: CybersecurityTags: cybersecurityDHS

USTelecom Participation in Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Summit

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:53
07.27.2018

** USTELECOM MEDIA ADVISORY **

USTelecom Participation in 
Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Summit

The DHS National Cybersecurity Summit will convene a diverse group of stakeholders across government, industry, and academia to reinforce DHS’s collective defense mission and its commitment to working across a wide range of industries and sectors to protect national critical functions. 

Issues: CybersecurityTags: cybersecurityDHS

USTelecom Statement on House Passage of “ACCESS BROADBAND Act”

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 17:12
07.23.2018

Background: The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the bipartisan “Advancing Critical Connectivity Expands Service, Small Business Resources, Opportunities, Access, and Data Based on Assessed Need and Demand Act” (ACCESS BROADBAND Act; H.R. 3994) requiring the Department of Commerce to establish the Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth inside the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

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

USTelecom Statement on the “Next Generation Television Marketplace Act”

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 16:18
07.23.2018

Background: Today, Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) introduced the “Next Generation Television Marketplace Act” of 2018.

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

Brian Weiss Joins USTelecom Communications Team

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 11:21
07.23.2018

Washington, D.C. - USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter announced today that communications veteran Brian Weiss will be joining the association as Vice President of Media Affairs effective July 23.

USTelecom Statement on House E&C Passage of ACCESS BROADBAND Act

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 13:15
07.12.2018

Background: On Thursday July 12, 2018, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed a slate of bills on telecom, digital commerce, and the FCC. The Advancing Critical Connectivity Expands Service, Small Businesses Resources, Opportunities, Access, and Data Based on Assessed Need and Demand Act, or ACCESS BROADBAND Act (H.R. 3994), requires the Department of Commerce to establish the Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Issues: Broadband Deployment