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Scott Bergmann

As Vice President, Scott Bergmann is responsible for coordinating the association's regulatory policy advocacy since July 2013. He has been at CTIA since April 2009, when he joined as Assistant Vice President of Regulatory Affairs.

Bergmann joined CTIA after having served as Senior Legal Advisor in the Office of FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein. Prior to his service in Commissioner Adelstein’s office, Bergmann served as Legal Counsel to the Bureau Chief and then Deputy Chief of Policy for the Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau. Bergmann began his tenure at the Commission as an Attorney-Advisor with the Industry Analysis Division in the Common Carrier Bureau.

Bergmann holds a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Law Center.

Twitter: @CTIAsbergmann

CTIA Statement on the FCC April Open Meeting

After the FCC April Open Meeting, I said: “We appreciate the hard work of the FCC, NTIA and incumbent federal users to develop a novel approach that makes additional spectrum available for commercial use while protecting important federal missions in the 3.5 GHz band. The FCC concedes it is taking an experimental approach with the 3.5 GHz […]

The FCC’s 3.5 GHz Order

Earlier today, the FCC voted to free up more spectrum for wireless broadband using an experimental sharing framework in the 3.5 GHz band. Reform of the 3.5 GHz band has been a challenging process, and I commend the FCC, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, incumbent federal users and industry for their hard work in […]

Setting the Record Straight: Auctions and Net Neutrality

Last week, we showed the fallacy of the FCC’s argument that the mobile voice “case study” proves that Title II regulation won’t harm wireless investment. Unfortunately, that was not the only errant investment-related claim in the Open Internet Order. In an all-too-perfect illustration that “correlation does not imply causation,” the Commission argued that the bidding […]

CTIA Files Motion to Intervene on Behalf of the FCC Order that Requires Municipalities to Expedite Tower Modification Applications

Today, CTIA-The Wireless Association® filed a motion to intervene on behalf of the FCC Order that requires municipalities to expedite their review of tower modification applications. Unanimously approved by the FCC Commissioners on October 2014, the Order created a framework for local governments to quickly process wireless carriers’ applications to modify or add towers and […]

Mobile Voice: The FCC’s Investment Sleight of Hand

Earlier this week, we pointed out how the FCC’s use of the mobile voice “case study” for regulating wireless broadband incorrectly assumes that the investment undertaken by wireless carriers in their wireless voice services is evidence that heavy-handed Title II regulation will spark the same investment for mobile broadband. Let’s dig a little deeper into […]

Mobile Voice and Broadband Regulatory Parity: What’s Good for the Goose Isn’t Good for the Gander

This week we are continuing our series of blog posts identifying the array of legal, factual, and historical leaps that the FCC had to make in order to impose 1930’s-style common carrier regulation on what has been – until now – the vibrant competitive wireless broadband marketplace of the 21st century. We will review the […]

Open Internet Order: A Harmful Decision Curing No Harms

In our posts earlier this week on wireless competition, switching costs and consumer-friendly mobile services, we explained how the Open Internet Order places the FCC far from its historic role as a data-driven expert agency engaged in fact-based decision making. Today, we show how that same pattern holds true in its discussion of harms – […]

Open Internet Order: The FCC’s Blind Eye to Competition

As every part of the Internet ecosystem slogs through the 400 pages of the FCC’s Open Internet Order and comes to understand the sweeping move to impose greater government control over the Internet’s future, we wanted to highlight key infirmities and errors in the Order as it relates to mobile broadband. Facts matter, particularly on […]