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Open Internet Order: “Mother, May I Innovate?”

This week we have been documenting the disconnect between the FCC’s Open Internet Order and the real world where consumers are enjoying the benefits of vigorous competition, including the ability to switch between wireless carriers seamlessly, easily and cheaply. Today, we focus on the innovation-stifling quagmire of the general conduct standard that the FCC plans […]

Open Internet Order: Switching Realities

Yesterday, we addressed the FCC’s regrettable decision to ignore mobile broadband competition in its Net Neutrality Order. Central to the FCC’s argument discounting competition is that switching costs are too high. This is simply untrue for mobile consumers today. Even a cursory review of the data – including the FCC’s own mobile competition reports – […]

Open Internet Order: The FCC’s Blind Eye to Competition

As every part of the Internet ecosystem slogs through the 400 pages of the FCC’s Open Internet Order and comes to understand the sweeping move to impose greater government control over the Internet’s future, we wanted to highlight key infirmities and errors in the Order as it relates to mobile broadband. Facts matter, particularly on […]

CTIA Statement on the Reintroduction of the Wi-Fi Innovation Act in the Senate

Following the reintroduction of the Wi-Fi Innovation Act in the Senate, I said: “CTIA appreciates Senator Rubio’s and Senator Booker’s leadership in pushing to make additional spectrum available for unlicensed use. Freeing additional spectrum in the 5 gigahertz band will help meet Americans’ increasing demand for mobile Internet access and support the growth of the […]

Mobile Usage Continues to Increase + Projections Say Skyrocketing Demand = More Spectrum Required

Earlier this week, Cisco published its Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Forecast Update 2014-2019 and its VNI Mobile Forecast Highlights 2014-2019. This latest data once again confirms two trends with important implications for spectrum policy: more people using more devices and more data-heavy applications are driving more mobile traffic. Cisco’s data makes clear that […]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s 2015 Broadband Progress Report

Following the release of the FCC’s 2015 Broadband Progress report, I said: “The facts demonstrate that the U.S. wireless industry continues to lead the world in mobile broadband deployment. CTIA believes that advanced communications capability is being deployed in a reasonable and timely fashion and that mobile broadband is an important component of the broadband […]

4G to 5G Networks Lead to Continued U.S. Economic Benefits: January WOW Wireless at Work

As 4G and LTE technology continue to develop and wireless carriers invest billions into their networks, CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker talks about the future of 5G technology and its economic impact on the U.S.

Spectrum: The Key to our Mobile Connected Lives: January WOW Policy Point

While wireless companies are spending billions of dollars on network improvements, the wireless industry will need more access to spectrum to keep up with the incredible demand for wireless services.

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