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CTIA Statement on the Broadband Opportunity Council Report

In response to the White House issuing its Broadband Opportunity Council Report, I said: “We appreciate the White House’s focus on speeding broadband deployment and, in particular, on the importance of timely access to federal buildings and lands for deploying wireless broadband facilities. Streamlining and clarifying federal agency processes and procedures can speed further broadband […]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Adoption of Eleventh Section 706 NOI on Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Services

Following the FCC’s Adoption of Eleventh Section 706 NOI on Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Services, I said: “We look forward to participating in the FCC’s upcoming Section 706 Inquiry into the deployment of broadband services. The U.S. leads the world in deployment of 4G LTE services, and by any measure, deployment of mobile broadband is ‘reasonable […]

Exploring Ways to Promote Broadband Adoption and Deployment

Expanded access to wireless broadband can benefit all Americans by sparking innovative new business opportunities, providing Internet connections to under-served areas, improving public safety and fostering the development of countless health and education applications. This statement is as true today as it was when President Obama made it nearly five years ago. Since that time, […]

CTIA Files Comments to the FCC on Benefits of LTE-U and LAA

After CTIA filed comments to the FCC on benefits of LTE-U and LAA, I said: “We are pleased to file comments [PDF] today that explain the benefits of LTE-U and LAA, exciting new technologies poised to help wireless providers meet explosive demand for mobile broadband and enhance the consumer experience. Wi-Fi will continue to play […]

A Regulatory See-Saw Out of Balance: The FCC’s Blind Eye to Effective Competition in Wireless

Since the FCC’s release of the FCC Open Internet order a few weeks ago, we have posted a series of blogs documenting the many legal, logical and procedural shortcomings that afflict the Commission’s handiwork. From a historical perspective, the most striking aspect of the Order may be how it flies in the face of decades […]

Mobile Voice: The FCC’s Investment Sleight of Hand

Earlier this week, we pointed out how the FCC’s use of the mobile voice “case study” for regulating wireless broadband incorrectly assumes that the investment undertaken by wireless carriers in their wireless voice services is evidence that heavy-handed Title II regulation will spark the same investment for mobile broadband. Let’s dig a little deeper into […]

CTIA Statement on the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act

Following the reintroduction of the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act, I said:  “CTIA welcomes the reintroduction of the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act, which is the type of forward-thinking bipartisan spectrum policy that we need to meet our nation’s commercial and government spectrum needs. The demand for additional commercial spectrum is well-documented and when federal spectrum isn’t […]

CTIA Statement on the Broadband Opportunity Council

Following President Obama’s announcement of the Broadband Opportunity Council, I said:  “Today, President Obama acknowledged that 98 percent of Americans have access to 4G/LTE service, further confirmation that Americans benefit from a dynamically competitive wireless industry that continuously provides consumers with faster network speeds, more coverage and more capacity. We fully support the White House’s laudable […]

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