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Lorna Johnson Named USTelecom’s Vice President, Finance & Administration

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:30
09.01.2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter announced today that Lorna Johnson has been promoted to Vice President, Finance & Administration.

"Lorna’s commitment to transparency, accountability and fiscal prudence, coupled with her institutional knowledge, are tremendous assets to USTelecom, and I look forward to working with her in this new role,” said USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter.   

Tags: USTelecom news

Broadband Availability, Speeds Increasing According to New Report

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 13:58
08.25.2017

About 96 percent of Americans had at least one wired broadband option by mid-2016 and 84 percent had two options, according to a new analysis of Federal Communications Commission data by USTelecom and consultant Telcodata CensusNBM.

Issues: Broadband DeploymentIndustry StatsTags: broadband deploymentbroadband investmentbroadband service providersreports and studies

Robert Mayer Named USTelecom's Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:32
08.16.2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter announced today that Robert Mayer has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity.

"At a time of growing international focus on cybersecurity, we are fortunate to have Robert as a true leader on the USTelecom team. He is a respected convener and advocate in the cybersecurity community, and brings a depth of expertise and conviction that serves not only our members, but the hundreds of millions of customers they serve,” said USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter.

Issues: CybersecurityTags: USTelecom news

USTelecom Welcomes Confirmation of FCC Nominees

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 13:48
08.03.2017

Background: Earlier today, the Senate confirmed current Federal Communications Commission General Counsel Brendan Carr and former Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel for a new term at the agency.  

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Tags: FCCSenate

Reliable Broadband Data Key to Addressing the Digital Divide

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:17
08.03.2017

 

 

Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that considers possible changes to the agency’s collection of information about the availability of communications services, including broadband.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Broadband InfrastructureTags: broadband deploymentbroadband investmentFCCFCC Open Meeting Form 477

FCC Makes a Positive Move Forward on Connect America Funding

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:14
08.03.2017

Background: The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Public Notice for the Connect America Fund Phase II Auction, which will award up to $198 million annually over 10 years to service providers for providing fixed voice and broadband service in high-cost areas.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Universal ServiceBroadband InfrastructureTags: broadband accessbroadband deploymentbroadband investmentbroadband service providersConnect America FundFCCFCC Open Meeting universal service

USTelecom Welcomes Committee Vote on FCC Nominees

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 14:30
08.02.2017

Background: The Senate Commerce Committee today voted to advance the nominations of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, former FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and current General Counsel Brendan Carr.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

“Today’s Committee approval is great news for these three dedicated public servants, and even better news for American consumers.”  

 

Tags: FCCSenate

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