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CTIA Statement After the FCC Approved a Report and Order and NPRM on Hearing Aid Compatibility

In response, I released the following statement:

“CTIA applauds the Commission for its launch of a proceeding to update its rules for hearing aid compatibility and embrace of the proposal jointly filed by the wireless industry and the hearing loss community. The wireless industry has long been dedicated to ensuring that our nation’s world-class wireless products and services are accessible to all consumers. The industry-accessibility community consensus plan, developed through months of collaboration, would chart a course toward the goal of 100 percent HAC accessibility while retaining the flexibility necessary to maintain our leading innovation in mobile devices. We look forward to working with the Commission, consumer advocates and industry partners on this consensus-based approach.”

CTIA Statement After the FCC Approved a NPRM on Wireless Emergency Alerts

I issued this statement:

“Since the launch of Wireless Emergency Alerts in 2012, wireless providers have voluntarily embraced this important program, saving lives and protecting citizens from harm by distributing more than 20,000 alerts sent by government authorities. In this successful public-private partnership, CTIA and the wireless industry worked with the FCC, FEMA and numerous alerting authorities to enhance and improve the efficacy of the WEA system. Several of the proposals in today’s NPRM reflect these efforts. Consistent with the wireless industry’s track record of improving the safety of subscribers, CTIA looks forward to working with the FCC and other stakeholders to make sure this voluntary system continues to benefit all Americans.”

CTIA Statement After The Tax Foundation Released its “Record High Taxes and Fees on Wireless Consumers in 2015” Report

In response to the Tax Foundation releasing its “Record High Taxes and Fees on Wireless Consumers in 2015” report, I said:

“American wireless consumers are already taxed at over 18 percent, which is two and a half times higher than the general sales tax rate imposed on most other taxable goods and ...

The Wireless Foundation Health & Wellness Expo at the FCC

The Wireless Foundation hosted the Health & Wellness Expo at the FCC on November 3 where attendees engaged with interactive exhibits, conversed with wireless experts and saw live demonstrations.

The expo was a chance to highlight the partnerships between the wireless and health care industries to empower consumers to better manage ...

Wireless 101: What is LTE in Unlicensed Bands?

You've heard a lot about LTE in unlicensed bands, but what does it mean for the average consumer? Quite simply, it means a better user experience, better coverage, greater security and faster speeds. Testing also shows it coexists well with Wi-Fi, and can make your Wi-Fi experience even better. Learn ...

CTIA Statement After the U.S. Senate Approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

After the U.S. Senate voted 74-21  to approve S.754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015, I said:

“CTIA congratulates Chairman Burr and Ranking Member Feinstein on the passage of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. Today’s bipartisan vote is a testament to their hard work. The bill approved offers a constructive ...

CTIA Statement on the Spectrum Pipeline Act

In response to the Spectrum Pipeline Act, I issued the following statement:

“The Spectrum Pipeline Act is an important first step forward in meeting the wireless industry’s long-term need for additional spectrum by directing the auction of 30 MHz of spectrum below 3 GHz and requiring the FCC and NTIA to identify ...

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