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Krista Witanowski

As Assistant Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for CTIA–The Wireless Association, Krista Witanowski is responsible for a variety of wireless telecom and technology matters.

Before joining CTIA in January 2012, she served at the Federal Communications Commission as legal advisor in the Media Bureau. She was also Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker’s Legal Advisor for Media, Consumer and Governmental Affairs and Enforcement issues. She was also an associate focused on media and telecommunications companies at Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP in Washington D.C.

Witanowski received her J.D. and M.A. degrees in TV, Radio and Film from Syracuse University College of Law and Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Twitter: @CTIAKWitanowski

Step-by-Step Directions to Stop Unwanted Calls and Texts to Your Mobile Phone

CTIA and the wireless industry want to make sure that if you don’t want a call or text from certain individuals, you know that there are numerous tools and applications available to block these unwanted calls and messages. By using these kinds of apps and features, you make the decision of who you want to […]

Open Internet Order: Switching Realities

Yesterday, we addressed the FCC’s regrettable decision to ignore mobile broadband competition in its Net Neutrality Order. Central to the FCC’s argument discounting competition is that switching costs are too high. This is simply untrue for mobile consumers today. Even a cursory review of the data – including the FCC’s own mobile competition reports – […]

Another Mobile Holiday Shopping Spree

The 2012 holiday shopping season once again confirmed that mobile devices continue to emerge as a dominant tool in consumers’ search for the best and most convenient way to make purchases. As one article said, “Stores may remember 2012 as the breakthrough year for mobile with several major retailers reporting huge jumps in their sales […]

Additional Spectrum Will Fuel One of the Few Robust Sectors of Our Economy

Were you aware that the U.S. wireless industry is one of the strongest markets, if not the strongest market in our economy today? Did you know that if 500 additional MHz of spectrum becomes available for commercial use, more people will have jobs, the government will be able to whittle away at its overwhelming debt […]

Mobile Education and the Wireless Industry… “Anytime, anywhere learning”

At the recent CTIA WIRELESS show in New Orleans I was so astounded by how wireless has truly revolutionized the area of mobile education that I thought it would make sense to briefly investigate the intersection of mobile broadband and education. We visited a local public school in Arlington, Virginia to get a sense of […]

The rEvolution of Wireless Handsets: From the “Brick” to the DROID RAZR

It’s my third week since I’ve joined CTIA, and I’ve decided to introduce myself by writing a blog post on the incredible “rEvolution” of wireless handsets. I may be new to CTIA, but I’ve had a mobile device since 1999—and I’ve never looked back! For those of us who are old enough to remember the […]