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USTelecom Board Elects New Leadership
10.20.2017

USTelecom announced today that Alaska Communications Systems’ President and CEO Anand Vadapalli has been elected as the new Chair of the association’s Board of Directors.

Vadapalli joined Alaska Communications in 2006 after an extensive career in the telecom sector and became its CEO five years later. Alaska Communications is the leading provider of advanced broadband and managed IT services for business and consumers in Alaska, operating an advanced statewide data network that is connected to the contiguous U.S. via an undersea fiber optic system.

David Redl Should be Confirmed Soon as Head of NTIA
10.04.2017

Background:  The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation today approved David Redl’s nomination to serve as the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Assistant Secretary for Communication and Information.

The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

USTelecom Congratulates Chairman Ajit Pai on His Confirmation
10.02.2017

Background: Today, the Senate confirmed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for a second term at the agency.

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Closing the Digital Divide in Unserved Areas is a Vital Priority
09.28.2017

Background: Today, House and Senate Democrats unveiled a plan, “A Better Deal: Universal High-Speed Internet,” for ensuring all Americans have access to broadband internet access service.

The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Lorna Johnson Named USTelecom’s Vice President, Finance & Administration
09.01.2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter announced today that Lorna Johnson has been promoted to Vice President, Finance & Administration.

"Lorna’s commitment to transparency, accountability and fiscal prudence, coupled with her institutional knowledge, are tremendous assets to USTelecom, and I look forward to working with her in this new role,” said USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter.   

Broadband Availability, Speeds Increasing According to New Report
08.25.2017

About 96 percent of Americans had at least one wired broadband option by mid-2016 and 84 percent had two options, according to a new analysis of Federal Communications Commission data by USTelecom and consultant Telcodata CensusNBM.

Robert Mayer Named USTelecom's Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity
08.16.2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter announced today that Robert Mayer has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity.

"At a time of growing international focus on cybersecurity, we are fortunate to have Robert as a true leader on the USTelecom team. He is a respected convener and advocate in the cybersecurity community, and brings a depth of expertise and conviction that serves not only our members, but the hundreds of millions of customers they serve,” said USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter.

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USTelecom Welcomes Confirmation of FCC Nominees
08.03.2017

Background: Earlier today, the Senate confirmed current Federal Communications Commission General Counsel Brendan Carr and former Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel for a new term at the agency.  

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

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FCC Makes a Positive Move Forward on Connect America Funding
08.03.2017

Background: The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Public Notice for the Connect America Fund Phase II Auction, which will award up to $198 million annually over 10 years to service providers for providing fixed voice and broadband service in high-cost areas.

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Reliable Broadband Data Key to Addressing the Digital Divide
08.03.2017

 

 

Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that considers possible changes to the agency’s collection of information about the availability of communications services, including broadband.

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