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Posted in: broadband access, broadband benefits, broadband investment, broadband service providers, Internet, Internet of Things
Date: 07.27.2017
Since the dawn of the internet, broadband has helped to spur innovation. The structural backbone that the internet relies on for connectivity has evolved over the years, with a growing infrastructure designed to support increasing speed and bandwidth. Over the past 20 years, the entire broadband industry has invested $1.4 trillion toward...
Posted in: broadband access, broadband deployment, broadband investment, consumers, universal service
Date: 07.25.2017
Every morning across the U.S., Americans reach for their phones, tablets or laptops and start tapping out the first text message of the day, or check the feed on their favorite social media network. Internet access has become a fabric woven into the daily lives of most Americans. Since 1996, internet service providers have invested $1.5...
Posted in: FCC, net neutrality, open internet, Open Internet rules
Date: 07.24.2017
It sounds impressive that the Federal Communications Commission has received more than 10 million comments on its Restoring Internet Freedom docket, which is focused on what the agency should do about net neutrality protections for consumers, the innovation community and broadband internet service providers. Thus far the public comments appear...
Posted in: Cloud computing, cybersecurity, Internet of Things, national security
Date: 07.24.2017
Last week, USTelecom hosted an event in Washington, D.C. at the Willard InterContinental Hotel, “Implementing the White House Cybersecurity Executive Order,” which featured Rob Joyce, White House Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator. Joyce joined the White House from the National Security Agency, where he...
Date: 07.19.2017
  As the Federal Communications Commission considers comments recently filed about its “Restoring Internet Freedom” proceeding and leaders on Capitol Hill consider possible legislation, it is important for the focus to revolve around facts, economic analysis and consistency. One of the loudest voices in this debate has...
Posted in: FCC, Internet regulation, net neutrality, open internet, Open Internet rules
Date: 07.17.2017
Broadband providers have been clear about their support for net neutrality – no blocking, no throttling or unfair traffic discrimination — and for the need for Congress to step in and step up to give the Federal Communications Commission clear, permanent and unambiguous authority to protect consumers and the innovation community. As...
Posted in: Internet regulation, net neutrality, open internet, Open Internet rules
Date: 07.14.2017
Fun fact: the rules that regulate broadband internet were written in 1934. “But I thought Al Gore invented the internet in the ‘90s,” you say? That’s not exactly right, but the basic idea is: why is  modern technology bound by  rules  written 83 years ago? Those rules, by the way, are called Title II...
Posted in: broadband deployment, broadband investment, FCC, Internet, Internet regulation, open internet, Open Internet rules
Date: 07.12.2017
For many of the large, powerful internet companies who have signed on to today’s net neutrality protest, the real issue here is not protecting the open internet, but protecting their bottom lines.    The protest consists mostly of prominently displayed “spinning wheels of doom”—the universally reviled data...
Posted in: broadband service providers, Internet regulation, net neutrality, open internet, Open Internet rules
Date: 07.11.2017
A wise Federal Communications Commission chairman noted that “the best decision government ever made with respect to the internet was … NOT to impose regulation on it.” Who said that? Republican Chairman Ajit Pai? Republican Chairman Kevin Martin? No, it was Bill Kennard, the Democratic chairman appointed by President Bill...
Posted in: Robocalls
Date: 07.10.2017
The industry-led Robocall Strike Force has developed a blocking framework that includes four types of phone numbers to help increase flexibility given to voice providers to better block robocalls. These categorized numbers included invalid, unallocated, unassigned and those requested by the subscriber. Last week, USTelecom submitted comments to...