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WTA Files Reply Comments Regarding Toll-Free 8YY Services
On August 15, WTA filed reply comments in response to an FCC Public Notice asking parties to refresh the record regarding 8YY access reform. In its comments, WTA stated there is no need “for the Commission to jump precipitously into 8YY access reform.” The current abuse “can be investigated, addressed, punished and stopped by the […]
WTA Files Reply Comments to Great Plains Waiver Petition
Today, WTA filed reply comments in the proceeding to evaluate the Petition for Waiver filed by Great Plains Communications. In its original filing, WTA expressed concerns that grant of Great Plains’ waiver petition, as well as the likely stream of “me-too” waiver petitions by other RLECs seeking similar treatment that is virtually certain to follow, […]
WTA Applauds Senate Passage of S. 96, the Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act    
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 4, 2017) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband applauds Senate passage of S. 96, the Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017 yesterday. The legislation would require all intermediate providers of voice communications services to register with the Federal Communications Commission and comply with service quality standards established by the […]
WTA Files Response to Great Plains Petition for Waiver of Certain FCC Rules
On July 28, WTA filed comments in response to a Petition from Great Plains Communications asking for a waiver of particular FCC rules to permit it to utilize actual interstate switched access revenues in establishing rates and calculating revenues eligible for recovery. In its filing, WTA expressed concerns that grant of Great Plains’ waiver petition, […]

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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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.

This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

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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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.  

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