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Steve Largent

Steve Largent became President and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association® in November, 2003.
Prior to joining CTIA, Mr. Largent was a Member of the United States Congress, representing Oklahoma’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1994 to 2001. Mr. Largent was the Vice-Chairman of the Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee and also served on the Telecommunications Subcommittee, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, and the Environment and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee. His seven-year voting record reflects consistent support for lower taxes, less regulation, and strong free markets.
Mr. Largent has also managed his own advertising & marketing consulting firm, where he worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies around the country. In addition, he served as Mid-West Chapter Executive Director of the Wheelchair Foundation.
Mr. Largent was a record setting wide receiver with the Seattle Seahawks for 14 years, setting six career records and participating in seven Pro Bowls. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995 and the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in 2006.
Mr. Largent received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Tulsa.

CTIA Announces Participating Wireless Providers Met Consumer Usage Alerts Deadline

On October 17, 2011, CTIA and participating wireless providers announced a voluntary initiative that would provide consumers with free usage alerts to help them avoid unexpected overage charges. The four alerts were for voice, data, messaging and international service and were added to the “Consumer Code for Wireless Service,” which is the industry’s set of [...]

CTIA’s Statement in Response to the FCC’s 16th Annual Mobile Wireless Competition Report

In response to the release of the 16th Annual Mobile Wireless Competition Report by the FCC, I said: “A cursory glance of the FCC’s 16th Annual Mobile Wireless Competition Report, released late last night, the report reveals a wealth of data that clearly highlights the innovation, investment and competition that epitomizes the U.S. mobile wireless [...]

CTIA Statement After FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s Announcement

In response to today’s announcement by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, I said: “I want to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for Chairman Genachowski’s leadership at the FCC. Julius was instrumental in overseeing the National Broadband Plan and has been a strong voice on spectrum issues and acceleration of broadband infrastructure deployment so that consumers may [...]

CTIA Statement In Response to FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell’s Announcement

In response to today’s announcement by FCC Commissioner Robert M. McDowell, I said: “I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to my friend Rob for his years of service at the FCC. Rob has been a forward thinker when it comes to communications policy and a strong voice that encouraged the evolution of the [...]

CTIA Statement After the Release of the Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)

In response to the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers (R-MI-8) and Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD-2) releasing the Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), I said: “Recent attacks on The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Federal Reserve highlight the pressing need to enhance America’s ability to address [...]

How to Actually Get Americans Online

This morning, my letter to the editor to The New York Times was published. With the word restrictions, I didn’t have an opportunity to show some of the ways that Ms. Crawford’s opinion piece missed the mark, so I thought I’d write this blog post. In her opinion on how to get broadband access to [...]

CTIA 2014: Super Mobility Week

After more than 24 months of research and strategizing, CTIA is creating Super Mobility Week, beginning in 2014, where we take the best of CTIA and MobileCON, to provide THE international mobile wireless trade show. This move to one show in 2014 will serve as the trade show for all companies within the wireless ecosystem, [...]

CTIA Statement on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Roger’s Comments on FCC Commissioners’ Testimony

After Chairman of the Intelligence Committee and a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee Mike Rogers (R-MI-08) issued a statement on the FCC Commissioners’ testimony, I said: “We commend House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers for urging the Department of Defense, NTIA and the FCC to work together to free the unused and [...]