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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.

U.S. Wireless Industry Announces Steps to Help Deter Smartphone Thefts and Protect Consumer Data

CTIA and its members always want America’s wireless users to be safe. This morning, CTIA and participating wireless companies announced the following four steps to help deter smartphone thefts and protect consumer data. These four voluntary industry commitments by CTIA and our participating members will effectively address this issue while continuing to evolve as new [...]

Cybersecurity: One of the U.S. Wireless Industry’s Priorities

Cybersecurity is extremely important to CTIA and our members. Earlier this month, we announced John Marinho joined CTIA as our Vice President of Technology and Cybersecurity. With his extensive background and knowledge of telecom and technology, he is leading CTIA’s efforts to help secure our members’ networks and devices against threats. In addition, he’ll be [...]

CTIA Statement on the NTIA’s Spectrum Report

After the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released its spectrum report, I issued the following statement: “While we are eager to read the report, we are happy to learn that NTIA concludes that they will be able to repurpose the 1755 to 1850 MHz bands. This hard work and commitment [...]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Mark-Up of the FCC Process Reform Act and FCC Consolidated Reporting Act

In response to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee mark-up of the FCC Process Reform Act (H.R. 3309) and the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act (H.R. 3310), I issued this statement: “On behalf of the wireless industry, we commend Chairman Upton and Subcommittee Chairman Walden for today’s successful mark-up of these two important bills. “We [...]

CTIA Statement on the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act

After President Obama signed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act into law last night, I released the following statement: “The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act is an important piece of legislation that was a culmination of more than three years of education and advocacy by CTIA and its members [...]

CTIA Statement on the Passage of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act

Today I released this statement: “For more than three years, CTIA and its members have been advocating for more spectrum so America’s wireless industry can remain the world’s leader in the deployment of advanced wireless services. Today’s bipartisan vote to pass  the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, which includes provisions to make [...]

CTIA Statement on the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011

Today I issued this statement: “Today’s action to make repurposed broadcast spectrum available for wireless broadband service is vital to ensuring America’s wireless industry remains the world’s leader in the deployment of 4G services. “As the Administration, Members of Congress, the FCC and other policymakers have recognized, making additional spectrum available for wireless broadband services [...]

CTIA Statement on FCC’s Lifeline Order and Further Notice

Today I released this statement: “CTIA’s members, as providers of Lifeline benefits to millions of consumers, share the FCC’s commitment to ensuring that the low income program adapts to meet changing consumer needs and functions in as cost-effective and responsible manner as possible. CTIA is pleased that the FCC’s reforms will allow low income consumers [...]