U.S. Telecom Press Releases

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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

USTelecom Statement on Congressional Omnibus Deal Inclusion of FCC Reauthorization and Telecom Provisions

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:31
03.22.2018

Background: The $1.3 trillion Congressional omnibus deal to fund the federal government for fiscal year 2018 is poised to reauthorize the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and fund a number of telecom provisions.

The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Broadband InfrastructureTags: broadband deploymentbroadband investmentFCCrural AmericaUSTelecom comments

Statement: USTelecom Files as Intervener in Support of Restoring Internet Freedom Order

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 16:17
03.15.2018

Background: USTelecom Today Filed With the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) Restoring Internet Freedom Order.

The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Open InternetTags: broadband investmentFCCinfrastructureopen internetrulemakingUSTelecom news

USTelecom Statement on Passage of Ray Baum’s Act Reauthorizes the FCC

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:59
03.06.2018

Background: The House  of Representatives is expected to pass bipartisan, bicameral legislation – RAY BAUM’S Act (H.R. 4986) – reauthorizing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and spurring the deployment of next-generation networks.

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

Tags: Administration FCClegislationUSTelecom news

USTelecom Statement on FCC's Proposed Order to Reduce the Regulatory Costs of 5G Infrastructure Deployment

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 13:00
03.01.2018

Background: The FCC today is expected to release a proposed order to reduce the regulatory costs associated with 5G infrastructure deployment. The order is set for a vote at the March 22 meeting.

The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Broadband DeploymentBroadband InfrastructureTags: broadband investmentinfrastructurewireless

CSCC Releases Sector Activities Report for 2017

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 09:15
03.01.2018

 

(Washington, DC) – Today, the Communications Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC) released its Sector Activities Report for 2017.

Issues: CybersecurityIndustry StatsTags: cybersecurityfiber

USTelecom Statement on Restoring Internet Freedom CRA

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:25
02.27.2018

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

Issues: Using BroadbandOpen InternetTags: net neutrality

USTelecom and ITI Launch Council to Secure the Digital Economy

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:02
02.23.2018

 

 

Leading global and U.S. information and communications technology companies join forces to combat cyber threats

Issues: CybersecurityTags: cybersecurityInternetUSTelecom news

USTelecom Welcomes Elimination of Outdated Payphone Obligations

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:11
02.22.2018

Background: The Federal Communications Commission today approved an order that eliminates and streamlines outdated payphone reporting obligations.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Tags: FCClegislation

House E&C Committee Moves to Reauthorize FCC

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:53
02.14.2018

House E&C Committee Moves to Reauthorize FCC  

Background: The House E&C committee today advanced Ray Baum’s Act of 2018, legislation that reauthorizes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Bill now moves to the full House for consideration.

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

Tags: Administration FCCindustry newslegislationUSTelecom news

Broadband Funding in Infrastructure Plan

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:12
02.12.2018

Background: The Trump administration today rolled out a proposal for $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investments — $200 billion of which would come from the federal government, offset through budget cuts. It would also carve out $50 billion for rural infrastructure projects and revamp federal permitting.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Broadband InfrastructureTags: Administration broadband investmentinfrastructurerural America

USTelecom Statement on Ray Baum

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:44
02.09.2018

The following statement is from Jonathan Spalter, president & CEO, USTelecom:

Tags: industry newsUSTelecom news

USTelecom Statement on Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:59
02.09.2018

Background: Early this morning, the House of Representatives passed by voice vote S. 96, the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017. The bill now heads to the President for his signature.

The following statement is from Jonathan Spalter, president & CEO, USTelecom:

“Instances of dropped calls to rural areas have decreased over the years and this legislation is a commonsense step forward to help further ensure that rural calls are completed.”

Tags: infrastructurerural Americawireless