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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 After President Obama Signed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act into Law

In response to U.S. President Barack Obama signing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act (S. 517) into law, I said: “Again, CTIA thanks Senator Leahy and Congressman Goodlatte for their work in crafting a piece of legislation that promotes consumer flexibility without imposing new regulations on America’s wireless carriers. They are to be [...]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House of Representatives Passed the Cellphone Unlocking Bill

After the U.S. House of Representatives passed on a voice vote the cellphone unlocking bill, I said: “Today’s action by the House moves us closer to alleviating any confusion stemming from the Copyright Office’s 2012 decision and we await the President’s signature on the bill to compete this process. At the same time, it is important [...]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House of Representatives Passed the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

After the U.S. House of Representatives passed on a voice vote the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086), I said: “We appreciate Chairman Goodlatte’s leadership in the effort to pass PITFA, which will help keep the Internet affordable and Americans connected. We hope the Senate moves expeditiously to follow suit and alleviate provider and [...]

CTIA Statement in Response to the U.S. House of Representatives Passing a Bill to Amend the IRS Code of 1986 to Modify and Make Permanent Bonus Depreciation

In response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing a bill to amend the IRS Code of 1986 to modify and make permanent bonus depreciation (H.R. 4718), I said: “CTIA thanks Congressman Tiberi and Chairman Camp for their work to make accelerated depreciation permanent. This is the sort of forward-looking tax policy that promotes the [...]

CTIA Statement After the Introduction of the E-LABEL Act

After the introduction of the E-LABEL Act by Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), I said: “CTIA thanks Chairman Rockefeller and Senator Fischer for their bipartisan leadership on the E-LABEL Act. The communications industry has changed dramatically in the 40 years since the Commission adopted its initial rules on device labeling. It’s [...]

CTIA Statement After the US Senate Judiciary Committee Mark-Up of the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act

In response to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee mark-up of the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act (S. 517), I said: “We appreciate the Judiciary Committee’s effort to strike an appropriate balance by authorizing unlocking without imposing obligations on carriers. We view the bill approved today as consistent with Chairman Leahy’s original proposal, which [...]

CTIA Statement After the House Judiciary Committee Markup of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

After the U.S. House Judiciary Committee markup of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086), I said: “With today’s action, the House Judiciary Committee has taken an important step toward heading off Internet access taxation. We hope the full House will follow suit as soon as possible. “CTIA thanks Chairman Goodlatte for his leadership [...]

CTIA Statement on U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s Wireless Spectrum Legislation

After U.S. Senator Marco Rubio announced he will introduce wireless spectrum legislation, I said: “We’re excited Senator Rubio is so committed to encouraging continued growth and innovation in the wireless ecosystem. Forward-looking spectrum policy like this bill will encourage investment and economic growth, while helping the wireless industry to stay ahead of consumers’ continued demand [...]