Executive Insights: Jonathan Spalter, President and CEO, USTelecom – The Broadband Association

Jonathan Spalter

By Sharon Vollman

ISE: Jonathan, give us some background about USTelecom – The Broadband Association.

Spalter: USTelecom – The Broadband Association is the place where all conversations — and effective advocacy — about the future of connectivity takes place. USTelecom’s members include broadband and technology innovators working together to connect our families, communities, and enterprises, to the future. Our diverse membership ranges from local Main Street companies and heartland cooperatives to large global technology leaders — all of whom have stepped-up and stood tall during this COVID-19 pandemic emergency to ensure continued access to communications services for all citizens regardless of where they live and work. By bringing together all of the diverse parts of our communications ecosystem, we deliver a singular and united voice to policymakers, and ensure that all our members can invest and innovate in the networks of the future — and all the opportunities that come with it.

Topic: Pain Points

ISE: What are your members’ biggest challenges right now? What is USTelecom doing to help them?

Spalter: As the world confronts this unprecedented global health and economic challenge, we know that broadband has never been more indispensable. Our economy and our neighbors have been hit hard, but you can only imagine the body blow to productivity and our shared sense of community if this hit in an era when we had no high-speed connectivity.

Read Jonathan’s thoughts about members’ network challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, representing them in Washington, D.C., and USTelecom’s priorities for 2021.

Originally published on isemag.com December 1, 2020