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CTIA to FCC: Continues to Prove No Broadband Reclassification Necessary for Wireless

In light of the recent attention on net neutrality, I thought it’d be good to look at some of our recent FCC filings. As we have repeatedly stated in our filings (e.g. NOI on Third Way, NPRM on Open Internet, etc), regulation of the innovative, competitive and consumer-oriented wireless broadband ecosystem has the potential to […]

CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on Today’s Spectrum Activities

In response to today’s spectrum activities by the FCC and NTIA, I issued the following statement:  “We appreciate the efforts of Chairman Genachowski and the FCC Commissioners to focus attention on the growth of mobile broadband services and the critical need for spectrum. The era of mobile broadband services offers tremendous opportunities for U.S. consumers […]

Measuring Mobile Broadband Performance and Coverage – Why the FCC Should Not Regulate

To say that our regulatory affairs folks are busy is an understatement. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be summarizing our filings to the FCC on major issues that many of you – our loyal readers – have been following. Today’s post is on our filing to the FCC’s Public Notice on measuring mobile broadband […]

CTIA Statement on Obama Administration’s Support for 500 MHz of Spectrum for the Wireless Industry

I issued the following statement today after Lawrence Summers, the White House Director of the National Economic Council, announced the Obama Administration’s support to free up 500 MHz of spectrum. “We thank the Administration for acknowledging the wireless industry’s important role as an economic driver and for recognizing the potential that this spectrum holds for enhancing the […]

Wow, Where to Begin on This One?

Sometimes I read stories online and think, “Really? What planet are you living on?” Yesterday, I read this one and had that exact thought. Where to begin on these outrageous and factually incorrect statements? Well, I suppose I must start at the top. Unlike the post from Mr. Ahonen, I will cite my sources so […]

CTIA Statement on FCC’s Spectrum Task Force Annncmnt Unleashing Add’l Spectrum for Mobile Broadband

Today, I issued the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Spectrum Task Force announcement on unleashing additional spectrum for mobile broadband: “CTIA is pleased with today’s announcement by the FCC’s Spectrum Task Force to bring 90 MHz of Mobile Satellite Spectrum to market for mobile wireless broadband services. This is another concrete step in making […]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Vote on the Broadband Internet Services Inquiry

Today I issued the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to approve a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on potential Title II regulation of broadband:  “We are disappointed that the Commission continues to consider the application of monopoly-era rules for the U.S. mobile broadband ecosystem.  Despite the fact the FCC has heard […]

Looming Spectrum Crisis: What Happens If Spectrum Isn’t Available for the Wireless Industry

In the FCC’s National Broadband Plan, they committed to identify 500 MHz for wireless broadband. Besides the fact that spectrum auctions generate billions of dollars in revenue for the U.S. treasury, spectrum is our industry’s backbone that fuels the virtuous cycle. But what would happen if spectrum wasn’t made available for the wireless industry? CTIA asked […]

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