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USTelecom Responds to Restoring Internet Freedom Rules Effective Today

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:30
06.11.2018

Background: The Federal Communications Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order, adopted on December 14, 2017, officially goes into effect on June 11, 2018. The Order reverses the FCC’s previous decision, under the Open Internet Order of 2015, to regulate broadband internet access service under Title II of the Communications Act.

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

Issues: Open InternetTags: FCCInternet regulationnet neutralityopen internet

USTelecom Responds to FCC Passage of Slamming and Cramming Rules

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:55
06.07.2018

Background: The Federal Communications Commission today adopted rules on slamming and cramming at its open commission meeting on June 7, 2018. The order will protect consumers from unauthorized charges and other abuses.

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

Issues: Consumer ProtectionTags: FCCFCC Open Meeting Robocalls

USTelecom Responds to FCC’s Rural Forbearance Order

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:25
06.07.2018

Background: The Federal Communications Commission today adopted rules to eliminate disparate treatment of Rural Broadband Providers. The order grants forbearance from applying Universal Service Fund contribution requirements to rural carriers' broadband Internet access transmission services.

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

Issues: Broadband DeploymentTags: FCCFCC Open Meeting rural America

USTelecom Responds to FCC’s Wireline Broadband Infrastructure Vote

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:08
06.07.2018

Background: The Federal Communications Commission today passed a Second Report and Order on Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment. The order will streamline the section 214(a) discontinuance process and the network change notification process.

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

Issues: Broadband DeploymentTech TransitionTags: broadband deploymentFCCFCC Open Meeting Tech Transition

USTelecom Statement on Nomination of Geoffrey Starks as FCC Commissioner

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:10
06.04.2018

Background: The White House announced its nomination of Geoffrey Starks, assistant chief of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, to serve as a Commissioner at the agency.

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

Tags: FCC

CSDE Adds CTA as Strategic Partner on International Anti-Botnet Guide

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:33
05.30.2018

 

 

CSDE Adds CTA as Strategic Partner on International Anti-Botnet Guide​

Issues: CybersecurityTags: cybersecurityDept of CommerceDHSInternetUSTelecom news

USTelecom Statement: Multi-Agency Report on Cybersecurity Delivered to President Trump

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:11
05.30.2018

Background: The Department of Commerce (DOC) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) delivered a report to President Trump on botnets and distributed attacks.

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

Issues: CybersecurityTags: Administration cybersecurity

USTelecom Statement on Senate Passage of the Restoring Internet Freedom CRA

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:03
05.16.2018

Background: Today, the Senate voted to pass a resolution under the Congressional Review Act to roll back the Federal Communication Commission’s Order to Restore Internet Freedom.

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

Issues: Using BroadbandOpen InternetTags: Administration consumersFCClegislationnet neutralityopen internetSenatetechnologyUSTelecom comments

USTelecom Statement: FCC Imposes $120 Million Fine on Massive Robocalling Operation

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 15:43
05.10.2018

 

Background: Today the Federal Communications Commission fined Adrian Abramovich $120 million for malicious spoofing that was part of his massive robocalling operation aimed at selling timeshares and other travel package.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: RobocallsTags: consumersFCCRobocalls

Council to Secure the Digital Economy Announces 2018 Priorities

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 15:36
05.11.2018

 

 

Council to Secure the Digital Economy Announces 2018 Priorities

A Global Initiative to Combat Cyber Threats to the Internet Ecosystem   

 

Issues: CybersecurityTags: cybersecurityInternetUSTelecom news

USTelecom Statement On CRA Petition

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:56
05.09.2018

Background: Senate Democrats today are filing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) petition to force a vote on rolling back the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order.

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

“Supporting the CRA will not protect the open and vibrant internet we all want and consumers expect. To ensure safeguards and real net neutrality, America’s online consumers need Congress to come together and craft modern rules to end this debate once and for all.

Issues: Open InternetTags: legislationnet neutralityopen internetSenate

USTelecom Statement: USTelecom Welcomes Federal Trade Commissioners

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 20:24
04.26.2018

Background: This evening, the Senate confirmed all five of the Trump administration's FTC nominees.

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

Issues: Open InternetConsumer ProtectionTags: consumersFTCnet neutralityopen internetprivacy

USTelecom Statement: Clyburn Announces April FCC Monthly Meeting Will Be Her Last

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:27
04.17.2018

Background: FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced today’s FCC monthly meeting will be her last.

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

Tags: FCC

USTelecom Statement: FCC Adopts Notice of Business Data Services for Model-Based Rate-of-Return Carriers

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:28
04.17.2018

Background: The FCC today adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to seek comment about enabling model-based rate-of-return carriers to elect incentive regulation for their lower-speed business data services offerings, and emoving ex ante pricing regulation for packet-based and higher-speed circuit-based offerings.

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

Issues: Using BroadbandConsumer ProtectionBroadband InfrastructureTags: Business Data ServicesFCCFCC Open Meeting rural America

USTelecom Statement: FCC Adopts Measures to Tackle Rural Call Completion Issues

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:46
04.17.2018

Background: The FCC today adopted new measures to better tackle the problem of call completion and ensure that calls are completed to all Americans—particularly those in rural America.

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

Issues: Consumer ProtectionTags: FCCFCC Open Meeting rural America

USTelecom Statement: FCC Considers Preventing USF Funds from Being Used To Buy Equipment from Targeted Companies that Threaten Network Security

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:30
04.17.2018

Background: The FCC today opened a rulemaking to consider preventing Universal Service support funds from being used to buy equipment or services from companies deemed to pose a threat to U.S. national security.

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

Issues: Universal ServiceTags: FCCuniversal service

USTelecom Statement: FCC Initiates Proceeding to Prevent USF Funds From Being Used To Buy Equipment From Companies That Threaten Network Security

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 13:15
03.26.2018

Background: The FCC will vote April 17 on a plan from Chairman Ajit Pai to prevent telecom subsidy money from being used to buy equipment or services from companies deemed to pose a threat to U.S. national security.

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

Issues: CybersecurityTags: cybersecurity

USTelecom Statement: FCC Acts to Further Close Rural Broadband Gap

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:24
03.23.2018

Background: Today the FCC released an order that makes fixes to the Universal Service Fund support programs for small, community-based rural providers.

The following statement is attributed to USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Universal ServiceBroadband InfrastructureTags: FCCrural AmericaUSF contributionsUSTelecom news

Mike Saperstein and Kelly Misselwitz Join USTelecom Law & Policy and Government Affairs Teams

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:11
03.22.2018

WASHINGTON, DC— USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter announced today new additions to the association’s Law & Policy and Government Affairs teams.

Tags: USTelecom news

USTelecom Statement on FCC’S Order to Streamline Deployment for Next Generation Networks

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:05
03.22.2018

Background: The FCC today approved an order to reduce the regulatory costs associated with 5G infrastructure deployment.

The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Broadband InfrastructureTags: broadband deploymentFCCtechnologyUSTelecom comments