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CTIA Statement on the D.C. Circuit Court’s Decision on Net Neutrality

Following the D.C. Circuit Court’s Decision on Net Neutrality, I said: “While we are still reviewing the text of the opinion, today’s court decision does nothing to temper CTIA members’ long-standing commitment to an open Internet and a vibrant wireless ecosystem because that’s what wireless customers demand. In fact, the United States leads the world [...]

Americans Talk and Use Data More than Europeans

There is a troublesome trend occurring where some people are suggesting that the mobile environment in Europe is better for consumers than the U.S. This is bothersome and unfortunate since these individuals fundamentally fail to understand reality, or selectively choose facts to support their beliefs. Around the world, it is understood that the United States [...]

U.S. is (Still) the World’s 4G Wireless Leader

This afternoon, I read this story, citing the European Commission, which said only one-quarter of Europeans have 4G access. While I certainly feel badly for our European friends since they cannot enjoy the blazing fast mobile Internet speeds, this is one of the many ways the U.S. wireless industry excels. It’s also why other countries [...]

How the City of Boston Reduces Water Leaks and Improve Maintenance

In an effort to better manage water quality and flow as well as sewage disposal for millions of homes and businesses, the Boston Metropolitan Water Resources Authority has retrofitted hundreds of their underground meters with wireless chips to collect instantaneous data. This information helps the Boston Water Authority workers identify leaks and other problems in [...]

The Smartest Buoy in the Bay

For more than 300 years catching fish, oysters and the famous Chesapeake Blue Crab has been a major economic driver for many Maryland residents. By using wireless interpretive buoys, vital data and information, such as speed and direction of the currents, are being transmitted to the watermen and charter captains improving their chances of a [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Adoption of a NPRM on Commercial Operations in the 3550-3650 MHz Band

In response to the FCC’s adoption of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding commercial operations in the 3550-3650 MHz band, I said: “We look forward to working with the Commission on the 3.5 GHz proceeding. While this spectrum is not part of the 300 MHz that the FCC has identified for allocation for mobile flexible [...]

CTIA Statement After the House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing on Broadband Spectrum

After the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on broadband spectrum ended, I said: “CTIA was pleased to hear bipartisan support at today’s hearing for moving ahead with implementation of the incentive auction process, and for the focus in that process to be on maximizing the opportunity to bring new licensed spectrum to market. [...]

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, [...]

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