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Jot Carpenter

Jot Carpenter joined CTIA in August 2006, and is responsible for strategic direction and day-to-day management of the wireless industry's outreach efforts to members of Congress, the Executive Branch, and appropriate government agencies.

Before joining CTIA, Carpenter spent a decade as a member of AT&T's Federal Affairs team. Prior to that, he was the lead Government Affairs professional for the Telecommunications Industry Association, and served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Michael Oxley (R-OH).

Carpenter earned a bachelor's degree in history and political science from Miami University. Carpenter was also awarded master's degrees in history from Bowling Green State University and in telecommunications from George Washington University.

CTIA Statement on the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness Approval of IPAWS Modernization Act

In response to the U.S. House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness approving the IPAWS Modernization Act (H.R. 3283), I said:  “We appreciate the Subcommittee’s effort to modernize IPAWS while respecting and protecting the work that wireless carriers have put in to deliver Wireless Emergency Alerts. “Since WEA debuted two years ago, the system has [...]

CTIA Statement on President Obama’s NSA Reform Proposal

Following President Obama’s NSA reform proposal, I said: “CTIA welcomes the President’s efforts to start a dialog to address these important issues, and we look forward to working with the Administration, Congress and key stakeholders as they seek to develop policies that strike the appropriate balance between America’s national security interests and the civil liberties [...]

CTIA Statement on the U.S. House Introduction of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act

I issued the following statement this afternoon: “CTIA greatly appreciates the leadership of Congressmen Lamar Smith and Steve Cohen, who yesterday introduced the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act. The Smith-Cohen bill will provide sensible, ‘bright-line’ rules for how digital goods should be treated by state taxing authorities and protect consumers from multiple, discriminatory [...]

CTIA Statement on the House Energy & Commerce Committee Approval of the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act and the FCC Process Reform Act

Following the House Energy & Commerce Committee approval of the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act and the FCC Process Reform Act, I said: “The wireless industry thanks Congressman Guthrie and Congresswoman Matsui for their leadership in winning bipartisan support for the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act. Their bill provides a creative way to repurpose federal spectrum that [...]

Wireless Industry Unites to Call for Action on Key Consumer Tax Issues

Today, CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent and the CEOs of seven of America’s largest wireless companies joined to write House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte to urge prompt action to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act’s moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access. Originally enacted in 1998, ITFA has been extended several [...]

CTIA Statement on Senator McCaskill’s Proposed Legislation on Fraudulent Robocalls

I issued the following statement this afternoon: “We understand Senator McCaskill’s desire to crack down on robocallers, but the assertion that the wireless industry isn’t doing enough to help is simply wrong. The wireless industry has a long history of working with the FCC and FTC to investigate and stop fraudulent robocalls and we stand [...]

CTIA Statement on FAA PED Announcement

In response to the FAA PED announcement today, I said: “Consumers are increasingly reliant on their mobile devices to work, read, game and listen to music, and permitting these uses at take-off and landing can be accomplished without threat of interference to airplane communications or public safety. We’re pleased that the FAA has recognized this [...]

CTIA Statement After the Introduction of Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act of 2013 in the Senate

After U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and John Thune (R-SD) introduced the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2013, I said: “Senators Wyden and Thune continue to demonstrate their leadership by introducing this bill to preserve affordable digital goods and services. From apps to e-books, consumers rely on and benefit from digital goods [...]