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The Open Internet Order’s Authority Grab: Congress Calls the Tune, Not the FCC

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 […]

Mobile Voice: The FCC’s Investment Sleight of Hand

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 […]

HIMSS: Roadmap for Developing Apps for Health

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.

CTIA Statement on the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act

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: Wearable Market and Users are Healthy

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.

CTIA Statement on the Protecting Cyber Networks Act

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 […]

HIMSS: Health Care Starts With A Conversation

Thanks to wireless technology, patients, doctors and facilities are communicating in new ways, which means better patient-outcomes says Thomas Martin, Ph.D., Director of HIMSS.

Mobile Voice and Broadband Regulatory Parity: What’s Good for the Goose Isn’t Good for the Gander

This week we are continuing our series of blog posts identifying the array of legal, factual, and historical leaps that the FCC had to make in order to impose 1930’s-style common carrier regulation on what has been – until now – the vibrant competitive wireless broadband marketplace of the 21st century. We will review the […]

Brightstar: mHealth Challenges and Opportunities

From changing how products are distributed and managed to creating new best practices within the health care industry, Brightstar’s Senior Vice President of Distribution Services Steve Barker talks about the challenges and opportunities for mHealth.

CTIA Statement on the Broadband Opportunity Council

Following President Obama’s announcement of the Broadband Opportunity Council, I said:  “Today, President Obama acknowledged that 98 percent of Americans have access to 4G/LTE service, further confirmation that Americans benefit from a dynamically competitive wireless industry that continuously provides consumers with faster network speeds, more coverage and more capacity. We fully support the White House’s laudable […]

Open Internet Order: A Harmful Decision Curing No Harms

In our posts earlier this week on wireless competition, switching costs and consumer-friendly mobile services, we explained how the Open Internet Order places the FCC far from its historic role as a data-driven expert agency engaged in fact-based decision making. Today, we show how that same pattern holds true in its discussion of harms – […]

Open Internet Order: “Mother, May I Innovate?”

This week we have been documenting the disconnect between the FCC’s Open Internet Order and the real world where consumers are enjoying the benefits of vigorous competition, including the ability to switch between wireless carriers seamlessly, easily and cheaply. Today, we focus on the innovation-stifling quagmire of the general conduct standard that the FCC plans […]

Trial Fusion: Adopting Connected Health

Once a company has a connected health product validated by a third party organization, Trial Fusion’s Chief Commercialization Officer Dan March explains how to encourage health insurance companies to adopt these products.

CTIA Statement After the CSRIC Working Group IV’s Released Its Cybersecurity Report

After the Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) released its report on cybersecurity, I said: “CTIA and its members were key participants in this group that worked with others across the telecom and tech sectors to meet the challenge posed by the Presidential Executive Order and the FCC. Today’s report offers the most comprehensive application […]

Open Internet Order: Switching Realities

Yesterday, we addressed the FCC’s regrettable decision to ignore mobile broadband competition in its Net Neutrality Order. Central to the FCC’s argument discounting competition is that switching costs are too high. This is simply untrue for mobile consumers today. Even a cursory review of the data – including the FCC’s own mobile competition reports – […]

HIMSS: Barriers to Remote Monitoring

The benefits of remote monitoring are clear, yet there are still some barriers to adoption for doctors and hospitals says HIMSS Volunteer mHealth Committee Chair and Qualcomm’s Senior Director of Government Affairs Robert Jarrin.

Open Internet Order: The FCC’s Blind Eye to Competition

As every part of the Internet ecosystem slogs through the 400 pages of the FCC’s Open Internet Order and comes to understand the sweeping move to impose greater government control over the Internet’s future, we wanted to highlight key infirmities and errors in the Order as it relates to mobile broadband. Facts matter, particularly on […]

Henry Ford Health Systems: Telemedicine Connects Hospitals Abroad with US Doctors

Discussing the organization’s recent effort in Saudi Arabia, Henry Ford Health Systems’ Wireless Solutions Architect Ali Youssef discusses how telemedicine services connect hospitals abroad with doctors in the U.S.

INFOGRAPHIC: Smartphones Help Keep You Healthy

From instantaneous symptom and treatment updates to opening up new channels of communication, wireless devices are changing the way doctors and patients are interacting with one another and improving overall health.

Extreme Networks: Remote Monitoring Post-Surgery

Keeping track of vital signs and warning signs, Extreme Networks’ Director of Healthcare Solutions Bob Zemke discusses how remote monitoring post-surgery helps send patients home sooner.

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