Following the FCC's approval of its Location Accuracy for Emergency Calls order, I said:
“On behalf of CTIA and its member companies, we applaud and thank the Commission for recognizing the APCO-NENA-Carrier Roadmap that presents a historic opportunity to deliver on the promise of 9-1-1 indoor location. We look forward to reviewing today’s item, which we believe embraces the commitments made by carriers and public safety, including quantifiable deployment metrics and deadlines to assure widespread improvements for first responders. As Americans continue to increasingly rely on mobile devices as their primary communications device for their connected lives, today’s action by the FCC will help save lives. While the requirements in today’s Order are aggressive, we remain fully committed to delivering on the Roadmap’s promise of greatly enhanced location information.”
Following the release of the FCC's 2015 Broadband Progress report, I said:
“The facts demonstrate that the U.S. wireless industry continues to lead the world in mobile broadband deployment. CTIA believes that advanced communications capability is being deployed in a reasonable and timely fashion and that mobile broadband is an important component of the broadband marketplace. We will review carefully the details of this report and will continue to encourage the Commission to embrace policies that facilitate additional investment and innovation in the mobile ecosystem, including making additional spectrum available and maintaining a light touch approach to regulation that reflects the unique characteristics of mobile broadband.”
Following the conclusion of the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction, I said:
“The AWS-3 auction is the highest-revenue generating auction in the 20 year history of FCC spectrum auctions, and with the last major auction six years ago, this reflects wireless companies’ demand for this finite resource to meet Americans’ growing mobile broadband usage. With nearly $45 billion in bids – and billions more in capex – this auction is yet another illustration of the significant economic impact that exclusive, licensed use spectrum provides taxpayers and the U.S. economy. We thank Congress, the Administration and the FCC for auctioning 65 MHz of spectrum that will greatly benefit U.S. consumers.
“As we’ve highlighted many times before, this is only the first step to unlock more mobile investment and benefits. A reinvigorated search to identify, clear and reallocate spectrum needs to begin today to meet the data demands of 2020, our connected lives and tomorrow’s 5G networks. As reports have shown, by meeting the goal for freeing up 500 MHz by 2020, wireless companies will create at least 350,000 new jobs in America and more than $166 billion for the U.S. GDP.”
Using a football analogy, learn why mobile cannot be subject to Title II rules under Section 332. The best path forward for the FCC on the 4th down is Section 706, which will preserve the open Internet with mobile-specific rules. #WirelessIsDifferent
As 4G and LTE technology continue to develop and wireless carriers invest billions into their networks, CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker talks about the future of 5G technology and its economic impact on the U.S.
CTIA asked what happens if Title II is imposed on mobile? Whether it’s $72 more per user in new taxes and fees to less investment to fewer choices for services and devices, Americans want mobile-specific rules when it comes to net neutrality. #WirelessIsDifferent
While wireless companies are spending billions of dollars on network improvements, the wireless industry will need more access to spectrum to keep up with the incredible demand for wireless services.
Overseeing the upcoming broadcast incentive auction, Gary Epstein, FCC’s Chair of the Incentive Auction Task Force talks about the need for more spectrum and smarter spectrum policy.