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Christopher Guttman-McCabe

As Executive Vice President, Guttman-McCabe works closely with CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent, its board of directors and its policy departments to help ensure the association continues to advance the goals of the wireless industry and its members, to the ultimate benefit of America’s wireless consumers. He is also integral in managing the association’s overall operations.

Guttman-McCabe was Vice President for Regulatory Affairs from September 2005-July 2013. He has been at CTIA since 2001, where he worked on a wide range of issues involving spectrum, regulatory mandates and homeland security.

Prior to joining CTIA, Guttman-McCabe worked as an attorney for four years at the D.C. based law firm Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP. He served as an Associate in the Communications Practice Group where he advised clients on wireless and common carrier issues, including licensing, compliance, and policy matters. Guttman-McCabe started his career as a management and strategic consultant to the steel industry at AUS Consultants and later co-founded Jacobson & Associates, a metals industry management and strategic consulting firm, where he served as the Vice President.

Guttman-McCabe received his B.A. degree in economics from Swarthmore College and his J.D. Magna Cum Laude from Catholic University with a certificate from the Institute for Communications Law Studies.

Twitter: @ctiacgm

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Net Neutrality Announcement

Following the FCC’s announcement on net neutrality, I said: “As we have said many times, CTIA’s members share a longstanding commitment to an open Internet and a vibrant wireless ecosystem because that’s what wireless customers demand, not because of regulation. The United States wireless industry leads the world in mobile broadband specifically because investment and [...]

CTIA Statement on the CPNI Declaratory Ruling

After the FCC’s June Open Meeting, I issued the following statement: “Although we have not yet read the Declaratory Ruling, we are very pleased with the leadership of Acting Chairwoman Clyburn and the significant input from Commissioner Pai’s and Commissioner Rosenworcel’s offices as they worked to finalize efforts to clarify how section 222 privacy rules [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s NPRM Examining Ways to Address Contraband Cellphones in Prisons

Upon release of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) examining ways to address contraband cellphones in prisons, I said: “We applaud the Commission for continuing the effort to identify ways to combat the problem of contraband phones in prisons, while ensuring that legal communications – such as public safety officials and [...]

CTIA Statement on FCC Chairman Genachowski’s Letter to NTIA Assistant Secretary Strickling on Spectrum Bands

In response to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s letter to NTIA Assistant Secretary Larry Strickling on auctioning 1755-1780 MHz band and 1695 to 1710 MHz band, I said: “We are pleased to see that Chairman Genachowski has sent a letter to Assistant Secretary Strickling identifying two important bands for auction. The 1755 to 1780 MHz band [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Opening of a Proceeding on CTIA’s Temporary Towers Petition for Rulemaking and the Broadband Acceleration Initiative Actions

In response to the FCC’s opening of a proceeding on CTIA’s Temporary Towers Petition for Rulemaking and the Broadband Acceleration Initiative Actions, I said: “CTIA welcomes today’s actions that set in motion key initiatives to streamline and expedite wireless infrastructure siting. CTIA is particularly pleased that the Commission has formally opened a proceeding on a Petition [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Adoption of a NPRM on Commercial Operations in the 3550-3650 MHz Band

In response to the FCC’s adoption of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding commercial operations in the 3550-3650 MHz band, I said: “We look forward to working with the Commission on the 3.5 GHz proceeding. While this spectrum is not part of the 300 MHz that the FCC has identified for allocation for mobile flexible [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Adoption of the Delivery of Text-to-911 FNPRM

After the FCC adopted the “Delivery of Text-to-911” Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM), I said: “CTIA and its member companies have long been committed to, and have a strong record of, enhancing public safety and ensuring that wireless consumers can reach 911 in their greatest time of need. Last week’s voluntary commitment by the nation’s [...]

East Coast Wireless Networks Worked, Despite “Unthinkable” Devastation

There is no doubt that the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy – in the metro New York City and New Jersey coastal areas and elsewhere – was of near-Biblical proportions. As New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg put it: “Make no mistake about it, this is a devastating storm … Maybe the worst we have [...]