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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 for their hard work in […]
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 and his colleagues, and […]
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 the competitive mobile […]
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 more likely to survive.
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 able to give that level […]
April is National 9-1-1 Education Month, and CTIA and the wireless industry are proud to be longstanding partners of the public safety community. We are investing in the necessary technology so public safety may continue to receive the most accurate information using the latest mobile products and services: Text-to-9-1-1. The national carriers voluntarily committed and […]
Launching in April 2012, Wireless Emergency Alerts have already saved numerous lives. CTIA Assistant Vice President Brian Josef explains how these text-like alerts are free, but to make sure to check with your wireless carrier to see if your device is WEA-capable and service is available in your area.
Last week, we showed the fallacy of the FCC’s argument that the mobile voice “case study” proves that Title II regulation won’t harm wireless investment. Unfortunately, that was not the only errant investment-related claim in the Open Internet Order. In an all-too-perfect illustration that “correlation does not imply causation,” the Commission argued that the bidding […]
CTIA and the wireless industry want to make sure that if you don’t want a call or text from certain individuals, you know that there are numerous tools and applications available to block these unwanted calls and messages. By using these kinds of apps and features, you make the decision of who you want to […]
CTIA Files Motion to Intervene on Behalf of the FCC Order that Requires Municipalities to Expedite Tower Modification Applications
Today, CTIA-The Wireless Association® filed a motion to intervene on behalf of the FCC Order that requires municipalities to expedite their review of tower modification applications. Unanimously approved by the FCC Commissioners on October 2014, the Order created a framework for local governments to quickly process wireless carriers’ applications to modify or add towers and […]
Since the FCC’s release of the FCC Open Internet order a few weeks ago, we have posted a series of blogs documenting the many legal, logical and procedural shortcomings that afflict the Commission’s handiwork. From a historical perspective, the most striking aspect of the Order may be how it flies in the face of decades […]
Last week, we looked at the false equivalence the FCC engaged in with its mobile voice case study, and disproved the agency’s claims that wireless investment won’t suffer under its Open Internet Order. We now examine how the FCC usurped the policy-setting role of Congress by unilaterally upending the system for regulating mobile services. Despite […]
Earlier this week, we pointed out how the FCC’s use of the mobile voice “case study” for regulating wireless broadband incorrectly assumes that the investment undertaken by wireless carriers in their wireless voice services is evidence that heavy-handed Title II regulation will spark the same investment for mobile broadband. Let’s dig a little deeper into […]
Thomas Martin, Ph.D., Director of HIMSS, discusses how his organization’s mHealth Roadmap helps app developers navigate health care and regulatory concerns when creating health-focused content.
Following the reintroduction of the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act, I said: “CTIA welcomes the reintroduction of the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act, which is the type of forward-thinking bipartisan spectrum policy that we need to meet our nation’s commercial and government spectrum needs. The demand for additional commercial spectrum is well-documented and when federal spectrum isn’t […]
Brightstar’s Senior Vice President of Distribution Services Steve Barker talks about the fast growth in wearable technology and activity monitors and its positive impact on health.
After the introduction of the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, I said: “CTIA welcomes introduction of the Protecting Cyber Networks Act and we thank Chairman Nunes and Ranking Member Schiff for taking the lead on this critical initiative. CTIA’s members remain committed to the promotion of sound cybersecurity practices and the ability to share cybersecurity threat […]