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Date: 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...
Date: 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: “There is nothing that would slam the brakes more quickly on our hard-won momentum to be the leader in the global race for 5G network deployment more quickly than the federal government...
Date: 10.27.2017
Earlier this week, I attended the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and the Wireless Technology Association conference, “Massive Broadband Network Densification: Unleashing the Opportunities of 5G.” Panels focused on the technology, business economics, and policy aspects of fifth generation (5G) wireless deployment in...
Date: 08.23.2017
It’s college time! Students are flocking to campuses nationwide, excited about a year full of new friends, exciting adventures and enriched learning. Thanks to broadband connectivity, there are a host of eTools ready to support scholars as they navigate campuses and celebrate independence. The Life 360 app pinpoints the exact location of...
Date: 06.30.2017
Broadband infrastructure is the foundation of the Internet of Things ecosystem, anchoring the exciting and inspiring innovative technologies flooding the market. Engineers are counting on substantial wireless backhaul and fiber networks to provide the data center connectivity necessary to manage this newest intelligence. Case in point? Self-...
Date: 06.29.2017
It’s hard to believe it has been ten years since Apple introduced the iPhone to the world. Today, June 29, Apple celebrates the tenth anniversary of making the iPhone available to consumers. Who knew this super-hyped, newfangled gadget (once nicknamed the jPhone short for “Jesus phone” due to its would-be miraculous...
Date: 06.21.2017
Mobile broadband subscriptions continue to mushroom thanks to robust broadband networks. Check out these stats: In 2016, the U.S boasted 370 million mobile broadband subscribers - a number that is expected to grow to 425 million by 2022. Globally, the number of broadband subscribers, doubled from 1.8 billion subscribers to 3.6...
Date: 01.31.2017
“Open sesame!” the magical phrase that reveals a hidden treasure, was once the stuff of legend and fairy tales, but today it’s been replaced by “Hello, Siri,” “Alexa,” or “Ok, Google” as a way to instantly unlock the riches of the internet. Earlier this month on the exhibit floor of CES 2017...
Date: 01.25.2017
Information overload has become an inescapable part of life for connected Americans, as every Google search delivers thousands, if not millions, of links and every Pinterest post leads to a seemingly endless chain of “more like this” images. Coping with information overload might actually be easier for consumers who use more gadgets...
Date: 01.19.2017
Put millions of Facebook Live, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram uploads on the National Mall on Inauguration Day and communications gridlock seems a likely peril. Fortunately, USTelecom members are rolling out new equipment and innovative technologies to keep customers connected amidst the expected data surge as up to a million people converge for...

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