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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 Wireless Innovation Act (S. 1618)

After the introduction of the Wireless Innovation Act (S. 1618), I said: “With this legislation, Senators Rubio, Wicker, Ayotte, Gardner and Johnson make clear their commitment to continued innovation and American leadership in mobile broadband. By creating a spectrum pipeline and encouraging more transparency and efficiency among federal spectrum users, this forward-looking legislation sets the […]

CTIA Statement on the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act

After the Digital Goods bill moved through the Judiciary Committee, I said: “CTIA thanks Chairman Goodlatte for moving the Digital Goods bill through the Judiciary Committee and Representatives Smith and Cohen for their consistent leadership on the issue. The bill offers a much-needed national framework that only Congress can enact to provide the certainty, stability […]

CTIA Statement after the House of Representatives Voted to Approve the Internet Tax Freedom Act

After the House of Representatives Voted to Approve the Internet Tax Freedom Act, I issued the following statement: “With today’s vote, Americans are one step closer to keeping their Internet access tax free. We hope the Senate will follow suit as soon as possible to avoid potentially negative consequences for consumers if ITFA lapses.”  ###

CTIA Statement on Letter from Ayotte, Shaheen and Collins to FCC on Field Office Closings

After Senators Ayotte, Shaheen and Collins wrote of the possible FCC field office closings, I issued the following statement: “CTIA greatly appreciates and shares the concern expressed by Senators Ayotte, Shaheen and Collins. Field staff play a critical role in the timely resolution of interference issues, something that is of vital importance to our carriers […]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House of Representatives Approved the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act

After the U.S. House voted 355-63 to approve H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act, I said: “CTIA congratulates Chairman McCaul, Ranking Member Thompson, Cybersecurity Subcommittee Chairman Ratcliffe and Cybersecurity Subcommittee Ranking Member Richmond on today’s approval of the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act. The overwhelming vote in support of H.R. 1731 is the […]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House of Representatives Approved the Protecting Cyber Networks Act

After the U.S. House voted 307-116 to approve H.R. 1560, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, I said: “CTIA congratulates Chairman Nunes and Ranking Member Schiff on passage of the Protecting Cyber Networks Act. Today’s strong, bipartisan vote is a testament to their hard work. The bill approved today offers a constructive framework for bi-directional information […]

CTIA Statement in Response to the House Homeland Security Committee Approval of the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act (H.R. 1731)

After the House Homeland Security Committee’s approval of the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act (H.R. 1731), I said: “CTIA appreciates the Committee’s deliberative process and willingness to consider input from industry. That process undoubtedly strengthened the bill the Committee reported today. We look forward to continuing to work with Chairman McCaul and his colleagues, and […]

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 […]