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CTIA Statement After the U.S. House of Representatives Approved the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act

After the U.S. House voted 355-63 to approve H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act, I said:

“CTIA congratulates Chairman McCaul, Ranking Member Thompson, Cybersecurity Subcommittee Chairman Ratcliffe and Cybersecurity Subcommittee Ranking Member Richmond on today’s approval of the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act. The overwhelming vote in support of H.R. 1731 is the result of their collaboration and commitment to producing a sound bill that reflects input from all parties. We hope today’s vote lends momentum to the Senate’s process and moves us closer to enactment of an information sharing framework that enhances America’s cyber defenses.”


CTIA Statement After the U.S. House of Representatives Approved the Protecting Cyber Networks Act

After the U.S. House voted 307-116 to approve H.R. 1560, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, I said:

“CTIA congratulates Chairman Nunes and Ranking Member Schiff on passage of the Protecting Cyber Networks Act. Today’s strong, bipartisan vote is a testament to their hard work. The bill approved today offers a constructive framework for bi-directional information sharing that will strengthen America’s cyber defenses.”

CTIA Statement on the FCC April Open Meeting

After the FCC April Open Meeting, I said:

“We appreciate the hard work of the FCC, NTIA and incumbent federal users to develop a novel approach that makes additional spectrum available for commercial use while protecting important federal missions in the 3.5 GHz band. The FCC concedes it is taking an experimental approach with the 3.5 GHz band, which is why we encourage the FCC to take steps to make it as investment-friendly as possible as well as ensure this spectrum plays a meaningful role in improving the speed and capacity for consumers’ mobile services. To facilitate certainty and deployment in this band, the FCC should give carriers confidence that the spectrum needed will be available when it’s needed, including rejecting calls for opportunistic sharing of priority spectrum, dynamic frequency assignments and technology-specific mandates.

“Promising new technologies like LTE-U can play an important role in meeting consumer demand and making efficient use of valuable spectrum resources, and we are pleased the FCC adopted a technology neutral approach to its rules. We are hopeful that when the FCC issues the Public Notice, it focuses on encouraging and promoting new uses of all bands, and efficient technologies, like LTE-U. As supporters of both Wi-Fi and LTE-U, we would be concerned with any steps the FCC would take that would interject a regulatory agency into standards settings process or attempt to influence that process.

“While there is cause for optimism, it’s still too early to tell whether this experiment will advance the important National Broadband Plan goal of providing 300 MHz of mobile broadband by 2015.”

The FCC’s 3.5 GHz Order

Earlier today, the FCC voted to free up more spectrum for wireless broadband using an experimental sharing framework in the 3.5 GHz band. Reform of the 3.5 GHz band has been a challenging process, and I commend the FCC, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, incumbent federal users and industry ...

CTIA Statement in Response to the House Homeland Security Committee Approval of the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act (H.R. 1731)

After the House Homeland Security Committee’s approval of the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act (H.R. 1731), I said:

“CTIA appreciates the Committee’s deliberative process and willingness to consider input from industry. That process undoubtedly strengthened the bill the Committee reported today. We look forward to continuing to work with Chairman McCaul ...

CTIA Filed Lawsuit to Challenge FCC Open Internet Order

CTIA filed a lawsuit with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today challenging the FCC’s decision to impose sweeping new net neutrality rules and reclassifying mobile broadband as a common carrier utility.

CTIA Chairman of the Board and CEO of Bluegrass Cellular Ron Smith said:

“With today’s filing, CTIA seeks to protect ...

PulsePoint: Crowdsourcing CPR to Help Cardiac Arrest Victims: April WOW Wireless at Work

Using PulsePoint, CPR-trained individuals are alerted to nearby cardiac arrest victims to provide assistance until first responders arrive on the scene. PulsePoint President Richard Price explains how the location-based app works in hundreds of communities across the country. By providing CPR immediately, cardiac arrest victims are two to three times ...

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Improves E9-1-1 Location Accuracy

Wireless carriers and public safety developed a plan to improve the location information for 9-1-1 calls made from mobile phones. Using existing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology, the first responders’ gold standard, referred to as “dispatchable address,” will provide the floor, apartment or suite number in case the caller is not ...

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