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CTIA Statement on Joint Release of Model Ordinance and Checklist to Streamline Wireless Infrastructure Deployment

Following the joint release of the model ordinance and checklist to streamline wireless infrastructure deployment, I said:  “Continuing CTIA’s long tradition of working cooperatively with our local government partners, we are pleased to announce our joint release of materials with the National Association of Counties, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, National League of Cities […]

HIMSS mHealth Roadmap Encourages Better Solutions: March WOW Insider Interview

HIMSS volunteer mHealth Committee Chair and Qualcomm’s Senior Director of Government Affairs Robert Jarrin discusses how practitioners and developers should use the roadmap and its case studies to understand regulatory hurdles to create better mHealth solutions.

Extreme Networks: mHealth Reduces Hospital Stays: March WOW Wireless at Work

While the positive financial impact of mobile health, or mHealth, helps hospitals and patients, Extreme Networks’ Director of Healthcare Solutions Bob Zemke says the real benefit of mHealth is helping patients spend less time in a hospital.

That Didn’t Take Long …

The FCC has yet to release the Net Neutrality Order and we are already seeing in the New York Times mobile providers around the globe trying to capitalize on the expected loss of investment and innovation in the U.S. wireless market. In a sadly foreseeable development, reports surfaced that European telecom executives believe that the […]

Patient-First Health Care By Wirelessly Connecting Doctors and Americans: March WOW Policy Point

From improving communications between doctors and patients to relaying real-time data about a patient’s health, wirelessly connected devices empower people to take control of their health and wellness.

CTIA Statement After the FCC Vote on the Open Internet Proceeding

Following the FCC vote on the Open Internet proceeding, I said:  “The FCC’s Net Neutrality decision was disappointing and unnecessary: consumers across the U.S. have – and will always have – access to an open mobile Internet. By ignoring the fundamental differences in wireless networks and disregarding the intense competition throughout the mobile ecosystem, the FCC […]

CTIA Statement on the Reintroduction of the Internet Tax Freedom Act in the Senate

Following the reintroduction of the Internet Tax Freedom Act in the Senate, I said: “Since the Internet Tax Freedom Act was first enacted almost 17 years ago, ITFA protected American consumers from having their broadband access subject to the myriad of discriminatory taxes and fees that apply to traditional telecommunications services, often at rates twice […]

CTIA Response to the Introduction of the FCC Process Reform Act

Following the introduction of the FCC Process Reform Act in the Senate, I said: “CTIA welcomes introduction of Senator Heller’s bill. The FCC Process Reform Act and the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act are each much-needed improvements to the FCC’s processes and on their own or as part of a package would represent useful steps toward […]

CTIA Statement on the Reintroduction of the Wi-Fi Innovation Act in the Senate

Following the reintroduction of the Wi-Fi Innovation Act in the Senate, I said: “CTIA appreciates Senator Rubio’s and Senator Booker’s leadership in pushing to make additional spectrum available for unlicensed use. Freeing additional spectrum in the 5 gigahertz band will help meet Americans’ increasing demand for mobile Internet access and support the growth of the […]

Mobile Usage Continues to Increase + Projections Say Skyrocketing Demand = More Spectrum Required

Earlier this week, Cisco published its Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Forecast Update 2014-2019 and its VNI Mobile Forecast Highlights 2014-2019. This latest data once again confirms two trends with important implications for spectrum policy: more people using more devices and more data-heavy applications are driving more mobile traffic. Cisco’s data makes clear that […]

Mobile Voice: A Case Study in Regulation

American consumers have embraced mobile broadband, with 55% of all Internet traffic flowing over wireless networks, and for good reason: mobile wireless providers invest, compete, innovate, and deliver an open Internet experience. The explosion of robust mobile broadband networks and dizzying array of mobile apps and content has emerged under a deregulatory framework originally set […]

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 […]

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