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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 [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Consumer Survey on Broadband Speeds

I issued the following statement today in response to the FCC’s Consumer Survey on Broadband Speeds: “CTIA is pleased the FCC’s survey confirmed what numerous other third-party surveys have concluded: that 92% of American consumers are satisfied with their wireless service.  As a result of the billions of dollars spent annually to improve wireless network [...]

Wireless Industry: Continues to be #1 for Innovation, Competition and Investment

In advance of the FCC releasing the 2008 Mobile Wireless Competition Report , we thought we’d provide some updated information on the state of the U.S. wireless industry. The PPT document , albeit long, is full of stats and facts. But for folks who want a quick review, here’s a one page document with the highlights . Quite [...]

CTIA Responds to FCC Chairman’s Statement on Net Neutrality

Today I issued the following response to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s statement: “While we are disappointed with the Title II net neutrality announcement today, CTIA will continue to work to educate policymakers, including the FCC, on why net neutrality rules should not apply to wireless. This is an incredibly innovative and competitive industry that provides millions [...]

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