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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 on the Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act

Today, the U.S. House Republican leadership released the Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act, which will be voted on next week. Following release of the legislation, I released this statement: “CTIA applauds introduction of the Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act. The spectrum provisions in the bill will make a substantial [...]

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

After the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation confirmed FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Jessica Rosenworcel, I issued the following statement: “On behalf of CTIA and the wireless industry, I congratulate Jessica and Ajit on their confirmation by the Committee as they go through the process to become the new FCC Commissioners. [...]

CTIA Statement After the Mark-Up of the JOBS Act of 2011 by the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee

After the mark-up of the Jumpstarting Opportunity with Broadband Spectrum (JOBS) Act of 2011 by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee, I released this statement: “CTIA is pleased that the subcommittee approved the JOBS Act to authorize incentive auctions and free additional spectrum for wireless broadband services. We thank Subcommittee Chairman [...]

CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee Spectrum Mark-Up

After the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee announced the mark-up of the Jumpstarting Opportunity with Broadband Spectrum (JOBS) Act of 2011 on December 1, I issued this statement: “CTIA and the wireless industry welcome the mark-up of the JOBS Act of 2011. This bill takes the important step of authorizing voluntary [...]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House of Representatives Passed the Wireless Tax Fairness Act

After the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Wireless Tax Fairness Act (H.R. 1002), which would place a five year moratorium on any new discriminatory taxes and fees imposed on wireless consumers’ monthly bill, I released the following statement: “On behalf of the 300 million wireless customers in the U.S., CTIA applauds the Wireless Tax [...]

CTIA Statement on the Nominations of Ajit Pai and Jessica Rosenworcel as FCC Commissioners

After the White House nominated Ajit Pai and Jessica Rosenworcel as FCC Commissioners, I released the following statement: “On behalf of the wireless industry, we congratulate Ajit and Jessica for their nomination as FCC Commissioners. They have a wealth of experience in Washington, knowledge of communications issues and thoughtfulness that will be great additions to [...]

CTIA Statement on FCC’s Adoption of Order and FNPRM on USF and ICC

In response to the FCC’s adoption today of an Order and FNPRM comprehensively reforming the high cost universal service and intercarrier compensation systems, I issued the following statement: “I am extremely grateful that the FCC has been willing to tackle the complex and important issues of universal service and intercarrier compensation reform, and we look [...]

Greetings from China

CTIA boasts an international membership and this week I’m having the terrific opportunity of visiting with some of our prominent members in their respective company headquarters in Asia. Executive Vice President Bobby Franklin and I began a three city tour yesterday through China and Korea that will include meetings with executives with Huawei Technologies, Samsung, [...]