SpaceX and Neustar are among the seven new members that have recently joined USTelecom. Other new members include Kentucky-based broadband provider DUO Broadband, Texas provider, Etex, First Orion, Hiya, and Transaction Network Services.
“USTelecom is a community where the future of connectivity is being defined and advanced," said USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter, in a statement. "The innovators we welcome today represent the full range of today’s evolving and diverse digital economy. These dynamic companies are investing in our shared networks, pioneering next generation technologies, building exciting new platforms, supporting families, communities and enterprises everywhere, and bringing important perspectives to the pressing debates shaping global, national, regional and local communications policy.”
USTelecom, an industry group focused on providing advocacy for the large Tier 1 and rural Tier 2 and Tier 3 telcos, has recently worked with the Federal Communications Commission to improve data collection and mapping for rural broadband initiatives in order to close the digital divide.