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CTIA Statement on Joint Release of Model Ordinance and Checklist to Streamline Wireless Infrastructure Deployment

Following the joint release of the model ordinance and checklist to streamline wireless infrastructure deployment, I said: 

“Continuing CTIA’s long tradition of working cooperatively with our local government partners, we are pleased to announce our joint release of materials with the National Association of Counties, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, National League of Cities and PCIA-The Wireless Infrastructure Association to help streamline the siting of wireless infrastructure. This is an important step in the implementation of the FCC’s reform from last Fall that will facilitate and expedite mobile deployment and help enhance Americans’ mobile connected lives.

“The model ordinance PDF  and checklist PDF for reviewing wireless facilities requests , coupled with further collaboration and education efforts among our organizations, will help expedite wireless infrastructure investment and deployment, minimize the burden on location authorities and provide consumers with additional advanced services in a more efficient and effective manner.

“We greatly appreciate our local government partners and PCIA for their collaborative effort and thank the FCC, particularly Commissioner Mignon Clyburn for her leadership in ensuring that the FCC’s reforms provide local government the tools to effectively expedite wireless deployment.”

HIMSS mHealth Roadmap Encourages Better Solutions: March WOW Insider Interview

HIMSS volunteer mHealth Committee Chair and Qualcomm’s Senior Director of Government Affairs Robert Jarrin discusses how practitioners and developers should use the roadmap and its case studies to understand regulatory hurdles to create better mHealth solutions.

Extreme Networks: mHealth Reduces Hospital Stays: March WOW Wireless at Work

While the positive financial impact of mobile health, or mHealth, helps hospitals and patients, Extreme Networks’ Director of Healthcare Solutions Bob Zemke says the real benefit of mHealth is helping patients spend less time in a hospital.

That Didn’t Take Long …

The FCC has yet to release the Net Neutrality Order and we are already seeing in the New York Times mobile providers around the globe trying to capitalize on the expected loss of investment and innovation in the U.S. wireless market.

In a sadly foreseeable development, reports surfaced that ...

Patient-First Health Care By Wirelessly Connecting Doctors and Americans: March WOW Policy Point

From improving communications between doctors and patients to relaying real-time data about a patient’s health, wirelessly connected devices empower people to take control of their health and wellness.

CTIA Statement After the FCC Vote on the Open Internet Proceeding

Following the FCC vote on the Open Internet proceeding, I said: 

“The FCC’s Net Neutrality decision was disappointing and unnecessary: consumers across the U.S. have – and will always have – access to an open mobile Internet. By ignoring the fundamental differences in wireless networks and disregarding the intense competition throughout the ...

CTIA Statement on the Reintroduction of the Internet Tax Freedom Act in the Senate

Following the reintroduction of the Internet Tax Freedom Act in the Senate, I said:

“Since the Internet Tax Freedom Act was first enacted almost 17 years ago, ITFA protected American consumers from having their broadband access subject to the myriad of discriminatory taxes and fees that apply to traditional telecommunications services, ...

CTIA Response to the Introduction of the FCC Process Reform Act

Following the introduction of the FCC Process Reform Act in the Senate, I said:

“CTIA welcomes introduction of Senator Heller’s bill. The FCC Process Reform Act and the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act are each much-needed improvements to the FCC’s processes and on their own or as part of a package would ...

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