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Posted In: FCC, ILECs, special access
Date: 11.17.2015
USTelecom’s forbearance petition seeks relief from certain section 271 obligations and the requirement to provide a 64 kilobits per second (kbps) voice channel over fiber where copper loops are retired. Granite claims that these requirements create an essential “regulatory backstop” that compels ILECs to offer commercial UNE-P...
Posted In: ILECs, regulatory reform
Date: 11.06.2015
Pursuant to Federal Communications Commission Rule Section 1.59, USTelecom hereby requests withdrawal of its request for forbearance from applying structural separation requirements to rate-of-return companies, also referred to as Category 2 relief. The original request was made as part of USTelecom’s Petition for Forbearance Pursuant to 47...
Posted In: CLEC, ILECs, special access
Date: 11.04.2015
On Tuesday, November 3, 2015, Jonathan Banks, Diane Griffin Holland, and Patrick Brogan of the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom); Gary Phillips, Keith Krom, Caroline Van Wie, and Frank Simone of AT&T; Curtis Groves and Frederick Moacdieh of Verizon; Melissa Newman, Carolyn Hammack, and Jeffrey Lanning of CenturyLink; AJ Burton of...
Date: 10.26.2015
As we consider the move, already strongly embraced by consumers and businesses, to new communications technologies, Chairman Wheeler’s recent diagnosis of the role of networks in our history is particularly relevant: “Networks have been a defining economic force throughout history – and the victory laurels have gone to those who...
Posted In: ILECs, IP transition
Date: 06.24.2015
On Monday, June 22, 2015, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Brogan, and the undersigned of the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) met with Matthew DelNero, Carol Mattey, Deena Shetler, Randy Clarke, Daniel Kahn, Michael Ray, David Zesiger, Eric Ralph, and Vanessa Riley of the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) in person, and Michele Berlove,...
Date: 03.06.2015
USTelecom outlined a series of steps the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could take to remove barriers to investment and facilitate broadband deployment, in a filing responding to an FCC inquiry (GN Docket No. 14-126). In deploying broadband in rural and urban areas across the country, USTelecom’s members have experienced...
Date: 01.14.2015
Broadband Internet access providers (BIAs) have every reason to be concerned if they are reclassified as common carriers by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under Title II of the 1996 Telecommunications Act according to Anna-Maria Kovacs, visiting senior policy scholar at Georgetown University Center for Business & Public Policy....
Date: 11.25.2014
An updated USTelecom analysis of residential voice competition data reaffirms previous research showing that an overwhelming majority of consumers are dropping traditional switched telephone landlines from incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) in favor of modern mobile and Internet Protocol (IP) options. By the end of 2013, 43 percent of...
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The Future of Business Broadband Investment: What is the Right Path? August 18, 2016 1 p.m. ET 607 14th Street, NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20005   Please join USTelecom and the Invest in Broadband for America coalition in a panel discussion about the future of  business data services. For decades, Incumbent Local Exchange...
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The telecom industry is undergoing a fundamental transformation, and the regulatory framework should adjust to reflect the new reality. Overview Today, there are more households that have chosen to “cut the cord” and subscribe only to wireless service than households that subscribe to a switched-access service provided by a...

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