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FCC Chairman Pai Makes Another Step Toward Closing Digital Divide
01.16.2018

Background: The Federal Communications Commission announced today that Chairman Ajit Pai has shared a draft order with his commissioners that, if adopted, would provide over $500 million in additional funding for cooperatives and small rural carriers to deploy high-speed broadband in rural areas.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Resolutions Promote Broadband Deployment in Infrastructure Legislation
01.11.2018

Background: Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced resolutions today that will promote broadband deployment in infrastructure legislation including preventing overbuilding, rewarding small cell siting reform, demanding technical neutrality, and streamlining burdensome and costly regulations.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Report Prioritizes Rural Broadband Deployment
01.08.2018

Background: This afternoon, President Trump and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue were at the American Farm Bureau convention in Tennessee to report on the work of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.  

The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

NTIA Report a Milestone in Efforts to Secure Digital Infrastructure
01.05.2018

Background: Today, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a Report to the President on Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats about ensuring the security and viability of the nation's critical infrastructure and the global digital economy.

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Tax Reform Legislation to Spur Broadband Investment
12.19.2017

Background: The House of Representatives today approved legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax code, lowering taxes for the middle class and decreasing the corporate tax rate to 21 percent. The Senate is also expected to soon to pass this legislation.

The following statement is attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

“Permanently lowering the corporate tax rate will allow the nation’s broadband providers to ramp-up investments in connecting communities, upgrading networks, and competing globally.”

 

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USTelecom Welcomes Hawley Stanton to Government Affairs Team
12.15.2017

USTelecom is delighted to welcome Hawley Stanton to its legislative team as Manager of Government Affairs. She joins USTelecom from the office of Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH), who serves as chair of the House Energy & Commerce’s Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.

FCC Restores Consumer-Friendly Open Internet Protections
12.14.2017

Background: The Federal Communications Commission today adopted the “Restoring Internet Freedom” order, which reversed the agency’s previous decision to regulate broadband internet access service under Title II of the Communications Act.

The following statement is attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

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Rural Health Care Proceeding Can Promote Telehealth Services
12.14.2017

Background: The Federal Communications Commission today adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order aimed at ensuring sufficient funding is available for the Rural Health Care Program and that any waste, fraud or abuse is eliminated

The following statement is attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

Statement on Harassment of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
11.28.2017

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: 

“Efforts to intimidate Chairman Pai and his young family through racist language and other acts are reprehensible and have no place in our civil society. We join others in condemning these actions.”  

 

 

 

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FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Plan Will Ensure Continued Protections for All
11.21.2017

 

 

Background: Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced he has circulated a Report and Order on Restoring Internet Freedom which would reverse the agency’s 2015 decision to regulate broadband internet access service under Title II of the Communications Act.

The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

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