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John Walls

John Walls joined CTIA-The Wireless Association® in 2004, assuming the position of Vice President, Public Affairs. Walls' primary responsibilities are supervising external and internal communications, which include the association’s web site, www.ctia.org, as well as the efforts of its research and creative staff. He also serves as Treasurer of the Wireless Foundation.

Prior to his joining CTIA, Walls was a television news and sports anchor for nearly 25 years, most recently anchoring the evening newscasts for NBC-affiliate KJRH-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 2000 to 2004. Walls was a member of the original anchor team for Fox Sports Net and was based in Los Angeles from 1996 to 2000. He has also served as Sports Director for three television stations, including from 1984 to 1996 for KTUL-TV and KOTV in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He began his broadcasting career in 1978 at WWVU-TV, a PBS affiliate, in Morgantown, West Virginia before serving as host of the syndicated television program, “PM Magazine” in Texas. Walls has received numerous awards for his work in broadcasting, notably Regional News Emmys for his reporting on methamphetamine in Oklahoma and his on-location anchoring of the Timothy McVeigh execution.

Walls graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Using Wireless to Find Parking: February WOW Wireless at Work

Parking can be a nightmare in most urban cities, but watch some San Francisco drivers demonstrate how wireless helps alleviate these woes with the real-time parking finder app. Finding parking quickly saves fuel and time, which are obvious benefits for drivers, but it also cuts down on traffic congestion throughout the city.

Parental Controls: Setting Time Limits

From bedtime to during school or homework hours, parents may want to limit the time periods (and amount of time) their kids use their wireless device. GrowingWireless.com identifies apps and features that when they can use their mobile device, or for how long. Look for the “Time” symbol () for those apps and features in [...]

Parental Controls: Restricting Inappropriate Content

Just like when your child watches movies and TV, it’s important you know that the content they see is appropriate. Yet what is appropriate for one family may differ from another, even if the kids are the same age, so that’s why there are a variety of content restriction options available from a number of [...]

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Kids and Wireless Devices?

How well do you know the world of kids and wireless devices?  Whether you are a seasoned digital parent or are just now exploring how to monitor and manage your kid’s wireless experience, take CTIA’s quiz below. For more information and tips, visit GrowingWireless.com, a helpful resource for parenting in the digital age.

Parental Controls: Calculating Data Usage

How much data do your kids need to use their mobile devices? In addition to KnowMyApp.org, which gives you an estimate on some of the most popular apps’ data usage BEFORE you download them, there are also parental control tools available to help you estimate your kids (or your own) usage before choosing your data [...]

Parental Controls: Controlling Your Kid’s Device Usage

CTIA’s GrowingWireless.com, the resource for parents raising digital kids, lists parental control features from a number of device manufacturers and wireless providers. To help the busy parent, look for the “Use” symbol () to identify the apps or features that: Block calls and text messages from specific or unknown phone numbers; Limit use of voice [...]

Wireless Improves Students’ Interest and Scores in Math: January WOW Wireless Lifechanger

A North Carolina school district is achieving remarkable success by integrating mobile technology into its math curriculum. In addition to preparing its students for the 21st century workforce and increasing their interest in and mastery of math concepts, the program also offers teachers a chance to learn from experts so they can better incorporate math [...]

Growing Wireless Lists Parental Control Tools and Features: January WOW Insider Interview

CTIA’s Director of State Regulatory and External Affairs Matt Gerst discusses the parental control tools and features available to monitor and manage their kids’  wireless device usage on GrowingWireless.com.