February 8, 2019
Background: Jonathan Spalter, president and CEO of USTelecom, issued the following statement on the death of former Congressman John Dingell Jr., longtime leader of the House Energy & Commerce Committee.
“Nobody navigated the complex universe of telecommunications policy better than Chairman Dingell whose strong leadership, consummate deal making and force of personality ushered in the growth of the telecom, media and technology sectors we know today. He cared deeply about connectivity and fairness and ensuring consumers have access to affordable and reliable communications networks. He was a friend to American innovators and a patriot who served his country with distinction. The USTelecom community sends our condolences to Rep. Debbie Dingell and the Chairman’s loved ones.”