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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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

London Calling to the Faraway Towns: Sometimes

The great Clash song, released in 1979, was ahead of its time in more ways than one: a recent survey found that one in seven voice calls from London commuters failed. Even when calls did go through, users were likely to experience a bad connection and poor sound. The news gets worse: one in three […]

Americans Continue to Be Taxed More for Wireless than Other Taxable Goods and Services

Earlier this week, respected tax analyst Scott Mackey from the Tax Foundation released his annual report that illustrates, yet again, the unfair burden that America’s wireless users pay on their monthly bills. According to Mackey’s report: On average, Americans pay 17.05 percent in federal, state and local taxes and fees on their wireless service, an […]