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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.

Thanks to the app economy, 519,000 jobs were created

Today, CTIA and the Application Developers Alliance released a report that found the app economy created 519,000 jobs across the country. While the top 10 app economy job states may not be surprising, the economic impact must have been welcomed by all of these states. The figure next to each state is the economic impact, [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s NPRM on an Incentive Auction of Broadcast Television Spectrum

After the FCC’s Open Meeting today, I released the following statement: “Today’s action by the Chairman and Commissioners was an important step toward alleviating the looming spectrum crisis that we’ve been warning policymakers about for the last three years. “Since spectrum is a finite resource, we’re pleased the Commission has begun the process of establishing [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s NPRM on Incentive Auctions

Following the FCC’s NPRM on Incentive Auctions, I issued the following statement: “We are very pleased the Chairman and Commissioners are beginning the process to implement the incentive auction provisions that were in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act. For more than three years, we have worked with the Chairman and Commissioners, [...]

CTIA Statement on AT&T’s “It Can Wait” Safe Driving Announcement

After AT&T announced its “It Can Wait” safe driving initiative today, I released the following statement: “Texting while driving is an extremely dangerous activity that puts drivers, passengers and pedestrians at unnecessary and avoidable risk. The wireless industry is proud to continue its collective efforts to promote safe driving, which CTIA initiated more than 15 [...]

CTIA Statement on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Markup of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011

Following the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s markup of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011 (H.R. 1860), which would create a national framework to prevent state and local governments from imposing multiple and discriminatory taxation on downloaded digital goods and services (e.g. e-books, music, apps, etc.), I issued the following statement: “Today, [...]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Approved H.Con.Res. 127

After the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved H.Con.Res.127, expressing the sense of Congress regarding actions to preserve and advance the multi-stakeholder governance model under which the Internet has thrived, I released the following statement: “Today’s bipartisan vote sends a strong signal that a hands-off policy, with respect to the Internet, is the [...]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House of Representatives Approved the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act

In response to the U.S. House of Representatives approving the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act (H.R. 3310), I released the following statement: “CTIA congratulates Congressman Scalise for moving the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act through the House with broad, bipartisan support. This is a common sense bill and we hope the Senate will approve it soon. In [...]

CTIA Statement on the Cellular Telephone Theft Deterrence Act

In response to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer’s Cellular Telephone Theft Deterrence Act (S. 3186), I issued the following statement: “CTIA’s members are committed to protecting their customers and their wireless devices from theft. We are pleased to support Senator Schumer’s legislation and believe it will be an important tool in the effort to combat the [...]