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USTelecom and ITI Launch Council to Secure the Digital Economy

3 hours 17 min ago
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USTelecom Welcomes Elimination of Outdated Payphone Obligations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Background: The Federal Communications Commission today approved an order that eliminates and streamlines outdated payphone reporting obligations.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

USTelecom Statement on the Nomination of Christopher Krebs

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 09:25
02.08.2018

Background: Today, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Christopher Krebs as Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs, Department of Homeland Security.

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

Issues: CybersecurityTags: cybersecurityDHSUSTelecom news

USTelecom Comments on Funding for Rural Broadband in Budget Deal

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 09:16
02.07.2018

Background: The bipartisan budget deal announced today includes $20 Billion in infrastructure funding, including for rural broadband. 

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

Issues: Broadband DeploymentBroadband InfrastructureTags: broadband deploymentbroadband investmentinfrastructurerural America

USTelecom on FCC 2018 Broadband Deployment Report

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 09:17
02.02.2018

USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter:

“We have made important strides in connecting the nation to high speed broadband, but government policies matter. They can either propel deployment or unnecessarily slow it down. This report recognizes the harmful impact that restrictive regulations, and uncertainty, can have on investment and deployment. Broadband providers are committed to connecting their communities, and smart policies are critical to bridging the digital divide.”

Issues: Broadband DeploymentTags: broadband deploymentbroadband investmentrural America

FCC Moves One Step Closer to CAF II Auction

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 13:30
01.30.2018

Background: The Federal Communications Commission today voted to address the remaining issues raised by parties challenging the Commission’s orders implementing the Connect America Phase II auction. It also voted to establish procedures for the Connect America Fund Phase II auction, which will award up to $1.98 billion over 10 years to service providers that commit to offering voice and broadband services to fixed locations in unserved high-cost areas.

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

Issues: Broadband DeploymentBroadband InfrastructureTags: broadband deploymentbroadband investmenthearingHouseinfrastructurelegal and courtslegislation

USTelecom Statement on Chairman Walden’s State of the Net remarks on 5G, Infrastructure, Net Neutrality

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 17:19
01.29.2018

 

 

USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter in response to Chairman Walden’s State of the Net remarks on 5G, Infrastructure, Net Neutrality

USTelecom Statement on 5G Memo

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 10:54
01.29.2018

The following statement is for attribution to USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter in response to the NSC memo and resulting media reports on 5G:

Tags: Administration broadband service providersspectrumUSTelecom newswireless

Shentel and Windstream CEOs Join USTelecom Board

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 12:23
01.26.2018

[Washington, DC] - USTelecom announced today the appointment of two new members to the association’s Board of Directors, Christopher French, President and CEO, Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) and Tony Thomas, President and CEO, Windstream.

Tags: USTelecom news

USTelecom on AT&T’S Internet Bill of Rights

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 15:10
01.24.2018

Background: Today, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson issued an open letter urging congressional action on net neutrality that would apply to all internet companies. The "Internet Bill of Rights" would guarantee neutrality, transparency, openness, non-discrimination and privacy protections for all internet users.”

The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Open InternetTags: net neutralityopen internet

Draft 2018 Broadband Deployment Report Recognizes Timely and Reasonable Broadband Deployment

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:07
01.18.2018

Background: Today FCC Chairman Pai circulated a draft 2018 Broadband Deployment Report as required by Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Broadband DeploymentTags: broadband deploymentFCClegislationrural America

FCC Chairman Pai Makes Another Step Toward Closing Digital Divide

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:55
01.16.2018

Background: The Federal Communications Commission announced today that Chairman Ajit Pai has shared a draft order with his commissioners that, if adopted, would provide over $500 million in additional funding for cooperatives and small rural carriers to deploy high-speed broadband in rural areas.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Broadband DeploymentBroadband InfrastructureTags: broadband accessbroadband deploymentbroadband investmentbroadband service providersFCCinfrastructurerural America

Resolutions Promote Broadband Deployment in Infrastructure Legislation

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:14
01.11.2018

Background: Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced resolutions today that will promote broadband deployment in infrastructure legislation including preventing overbuilding, rewarding small cell siting reform, demanding technical neutrality, and streamlining burdensome and costly regulations.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Broadband DeploymentBroadband InfrastructureTags: Administration broadband deploymentbroadband investmentbroadband service providersinfrastructurelegislationUSTelecom news

Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Report Prioritizes Rural Broadband Deployment

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 15:11
01.08.2018

Background: This afternoon, President Trump and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue were at the American Farm Bureau convention in Tennessee to report on the work of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.  

The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Issues: Broadband DeploymentTags: broadband accessbroadband deploymentbroadband investmentinfrastructurerural America

NTIA Report a Milestone in Efforts to Secure Digital Infrastructure

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 14:41
01.05.2018

Background: Today, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a Report to the President on Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats about ensuring the security and viability of the nation's critical infrastructure and the global digital economy.

Issues: CybersecurityTags: cybersecurityDept of CommerceNTIA

Tax Reform Legislation to Spur Broadband Investment

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 15:09
12.19.2017

Background: The House of Representatives today approved legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax code, lowering taxes for the middle class and decreasing the corporate tax rate to 21 percent. The Senate is also expected to soon to pass this legislation.

The following statement is attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

“Permanently lowering the corporate tax rate will allow the nation’s broadband providers to ramp-up investments in connecting communities, upgrading networks, and competing globally.”

 

Issues: Tax PolicyTags: Administration broadband investmentindustry newstax policy