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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 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 [...]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. Senate Confirmed Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai as FCC Commissioners

After the U.S. Senate confirmed Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai as FCC Commissioners, I released the following statement: “On behalf of CTIA and the wireless industry, I congratulate the newest FCC Commissioners, Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai. Their knowledge of communications issues and their experience in Washington will make them great assets for the Commission. [...]

CTIA Statement After the FCC’s April Open Meeting

After the FCC’s April Open Meeting, I released the following statement on the Innovation in the Television Bands Report and Order: “Today’s adoption of the Innovation in the Television Bands Report and Order by the FCC marks another important step to freeing up valuable spectrum so the U.S. wireless industry may meet Americans’ demand for [...]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House of Representatives Passed the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act

In response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (H.R. 3523), I issued this statement: “We applaud the members of Congress who voted on this important piece of legislation that will help protect our nation’s communications networks from cyber threats. We thank Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Ruppersberger [...]

CTIA Statement After the Senate Finance Committee Hearing

In response to the Senate Finance Committee hearing on tax reform where the Wireless Tax Fairness Act (H.R. 1002, S. 543), which would provide wireless consumers with a five year break on discriminatory taxes and fees, and the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act (H.R. 1860, S. 971), which would create a national framework [...]

CTIA’s Semi-Annual Survey Revealed Scary Result

On Friday, April 13, we released our semi-annual survey and we found something to be scared of in the results. But let me take a step back before I get to the scary part and say that it was astounding that the results showed a 123 percent increase in wireless data traffic! To try to [...]