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CTIA Statement After the FCC Approved its Location Accuracy for Emergency Calls Order

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 […]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s 2015 Broadband Progress Report

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 […]

CTIA Statement After the Conclusion of the FCC’s AWS-3 Spectrum Auction

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 […]

Net Neutrality Super Bowl

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

4G to 5G Networks Lead to Continued U.S. Economic Benefits: January WOW Wireless at Work

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.

VIDEO: What Happens if Title II is Imposed on Mobile: #WirelessIsDifferent

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

Spectrum: The Key to our Mobile Connected Lives: January WOW Policy Point

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.

More Spectrum and Smarter Policy Needed Says FCC: January WOW Insider Interview

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.

CTIA Response to President Obama’s Announcement on Broadband

Following President Obama’s announcement on broadband, I said: “CTIA applauds President Obama’s recognition that broadband drives economic growth and supports innovation. Today’s remarks, however, failed to acknowledge that America’s wireless consumers already benefit every day from the dynamic, competitive market that the President seeks, with more than 8 out of 10 Americans having access to […]

Mobile Broadband: A Story of Dynamism and Transformation

This holiday season offered yet another reminder of innovative wireless products and mobile broadband empower our increasingly connected life. Holiday shopping lists were filled with mobile offerings to improve our health, track our finances, and connect our homes and cars. And we didn’t just give and receive presents that feature the latest mobile technologies. Consumers […]

[VIDEO]: Americans Lose if Title II is Imposed on Mobile

Consumers demand, and wireless companies support, an open Internet. If the FCC imposes public utility rules that govern gas, electric and water companies on wireless, it will harm America’s 5G future, increase costs, add unnecessary regulation as well as interfere with the products and services that consumers expect and enjoy. Consumers will lose under Title II, trading innovation […]

Section 332: The Congressional Bar Against Common Carrier Treatment of Mobile Broadband

While CTIA and its members strongly believe in an open Internet, any new rules need to rest on a solid legal foundation. With reports that the FCC will take action next month, it is important to highlight once again that the legal path the Commission takes matters. As we explained in an in-depth legal analysis […]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s CMRS Report

Following the release of the FCC’s CMRS report, I said: “The FCC’s report yet again proves that America’s wireless users enjoy a variety of choices, from carriers to service plans to devices. According to both the FCC’s report released today and more recent figures on the competitive landscape of America’s wireless industry, 97 percent of […]

CTIA Statement After the Reconfirmation of FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly

Following the reconfirmation of FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, I said: “On behalf of CTIA and its member companies, we congratulate Commissioner O’Rielly on his reconfirmation to the FCC and thank him for his continued dedication to public service. He understands the challenges that the wireless industry faces, and we appreciate his commitment to helping address […]

CTIA Statement After the December FCC Open Meeting

Following the FCC’s December Open Meeting, I said: “Spectrum is key to the continued success of the mobile wireless ecosystem in the U.S., which is why the 600 MHz auction procedures must be structured in a way to provide bidders in the forward auction with transparency and confidence. We look forward to reviewing the details of […]

AWS-3: A Major Down Payment on a Bright Wireless Future … And the Bidding Continues!

Yesterday marked the opening of Stage 2 of the Federal Communications Commission’s AWS-3 auction, and is an opportune moment to examine what has already become the highest-revenue generating auction in the 20-year history of the FCC’s spectrum auction program. The AWS-3 auction – also known as Auction 97 – has been peppered with record-breaking moments, […]

#WirelessIsDifferent: Flexibility Protects Competition

Protecting the quality of services and competition, Virginia Tech University’s Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed explains the realities that make network exceptions unrealistic and flexible network management a necessity. Learn more about net neutrality by visiting: www.ctia.org/net-neutrality

#WirelessIsDifferent: The Unintended Consequences of FCC Regulation

From stifling innovation to decreased value to consumers, the unintended consequences of FCC regulations on wireless network management could have a significant negative impact says Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech University. Learn more about net neutrality by visiting: www.ctia.org/net-neutrality

AWS-3 Auction Success: Reserve Price Met

Yesterday was a banner day for ensuring the continued leadership of America in mobile broadband services. The FCC’s AWS-3 spectrum auction blew past the $10.07 billion reserve price for the spectrum licenses in just 4 days of bidding. Last reported, the auction has so far received more than 800 bids, and provisional bids reached more than $16.4 […]

#WirelessIsDifferent: Network Management Requires Flexibility

Virginia Tech University’s Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed explains the mechanics that make wireless possible that require flexibility and precision.   Learn more about net neutrality by visiting: www.ctia.org/net-neutrality  

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