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FCC Admiral Simpson: Innovation Secures Privacy

Admiral David Simpson, Chief of Public Safety and Homeland Security at the FCC, discusses the need for continued innovation to stay ahead of the ever-changing forces that threaten the privacy and security of individual consumers and organizations.

National Cyber Security Alliance Says Stop, Think and Connect

We are living in a digital world, but good security habits take a little longer to develop. National Cyber Security Alliance Executive Director Michael Kaiser talks about the need to change consumer’s mindset about connecting securely during a thought leadership session at MobileCON 2014.

Why #WirelessIsDifferent: Net Neutrality Explained

In 2010, the FCC voted that wireless networks were different, and required mobile-specific rules. Here's why the Commission made the right decision then, and why the FCC needs to ensure #WirelessIsDifferent now.

NTIA Survey Shows Wireless Devices “Deeply Ingrained” in Americans’ Lives

9 out of 10 Americans over the age of 25 use mobile devices, according to the NTIA survey released yesterday. Americans are adopting mobile Internet faster than other technologies, including television. Urban and rural, young and old, minorities and underprivileged communities, all rely on their mobile devices as ...

Statement After the FCC October Open Meeting

After the FCC’s October Open Meeting addressing wireless infrastructure deployment and new spectrum bands, I said:

“I am pleased that the FCC took meaningful actions today to advance additional spectrum and quicker siting of wireless infrastructure, which are essential to keeping up with consumers’ skyrocketing demand for mobile wireless services.

“I applaud ...

CTIA Statement on the FCC Adopting the Inter-service Interference Order and Further Notice

Following the FCC's adoption of the Inter-service Interference Order and Further Notice, I said: 

“We appreciate yesterday’s adoption of another important item that will provide more clarity to potential incentive auction participants. A successful 600 MHz Incentive Auction is critical to meeting consumer demands for mobile broadband and the Inter-service Interference Order ...

London Calling to the Faraway Towns: Sometimes

The great Clash song, released in 1979, was ahead of its time in more ways than one: a recent survey found that one in seven voice calls from London commuters failed. Even when calls did go through, users were likely to experience a bad connection and poor sound.

The ...

Americans Continue to Be Taxed More for Wireless than Other Taxable Goods and Services

Earlier this week, respected tax analyst Scott Mackey from the Tax Foundation released his annual report that illustrates, yet again, the unfair burden that America’s wireless users pay on their monthly bills. According to Mackey’s report:

On average, Americans pay 17.05 percent in federal, state and local taxes and ...
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