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USTelecom Welcomes FCC Action on Number Portability Contract

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to select a new Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA), which manages porting of consumer phone numbers.


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Testimony of Associate Administrator John B. Morris, Jr before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Unmanned Aircraft Systems
March 25, 2015

Testimony of

John B. Morris, Jr.
Associate Administrator
Office of Policy Analysis and Development
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
United States Department of Commerce

Before the

Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
United States Senate

Hearing entitled

“Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Key Considerations Regarding Safety, Innovation, Economic Impact, and Privacy”

March 24, 2015

Chairman Ayotte, Ranking Member Cantwell, members of the Subcommittee, thank you for this opportunity to testify on behalf of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) regarding NTIA’s process to enhance privacy, transparency, and accountability regarding commercial and private use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). 

NTIA, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the principal advisor to the President on communications and information policy issues. NTIA’s programs and policymaking priorities include: expanding broadband Internet access and adoption in America; expanding the use of spectrum by all users; and ensuring that the Internet remains an engine for continued innovation and economic growth. 

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The Idaho Telecom Alliance's mission is to support the advancement of its members, to collectively share ideas and to promote services to rural telecom subscribers throughout Idaho.

The Idaho Telecom Alliance (ITA), formerly the Idaho Telephone Association, was formed in 1984 as the voice of rural telephone providers throughout the state of Idaho.  In 2008, the Idaho Telephone Association changed its name to the Idaho Telecom Alliance to reflect not only the advances in the telecommunications industry but also the spirit of teamwork and collaboration that exists between the members.  The ITA is the leading advocacy group for independent telecommunications companies in Idaho.

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