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CTIA Statement After Testifying Before the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship

After testifying today before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) and its impact on small businesses, I issued the following statement: “On behalf of the wireless industry, I appreciated the opportunity to appear before Chairwoman Landrieu and the Committee to discuss this very important topic.  “CTIA was pleased [...]

CTIA Statement in Advance of Submitting Its Net Neutrality Reply Comments

In advance of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Net Neutrality Reply Comment deadline today, I issued the following statement: “As we have said many times before and will continue to state, net neutrality rules should not apply to the wireless industry. What is the harm that these rules are trying to address? Consumers are being served [...]

CTIA Responds to Today’s FCC Open Meeting Activity on Universal Service Fund Reform

Today, the FCC adopted a joint Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on universal service fund reform during its monthly Open Meeting. I issued the following statement in response: "CTIA supports FCC efforts to fundamentally reform its universal service system programs to support the national broadband goals and to derive greater efficiency [...]

Smart Energy Q&A

CTIA’s “green” blog focus continues with today’s video with Chris Baker, Senior Vice President of Shared Services and CIO for San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern CA Gas Company. In this interview, Baker defines smart energy and its positive impact for consumers.

CTIA Reaction to D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Decision on Comcast

Today, I released the following statement in response to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the Comcast Corporation v. FCC case, holding that the FCC exceeded its statutory authority in attempting to regulate the network management practices of broadband providers: “Today’s unanimous and very thorough opinion in the Comcast case makes clear that [...]

CTIA Statement on FCC’s Release of the National Broadband Plan

Today, I issued the following statement after the FCC and the Broadband Team released “Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan” to reporters this afternoon: “CTIA and our member companies are extremely pleased that spectrum is recognized as being pivotal to the National Broadband Plan. We appreciate the FCC’s and the Broadband team’s focus on making ‘500 [...]

ICYMI: News Clips

Over the last few weeks, there have been some interesting news on various wireless industry issues so I thought I’d highlight some of them for you. I also included links to two op-eds I recently wrote and were published.   mHealth: The New York Times, A Little Black Box to Jog Failing Memory, 3/8   GigaOM, Smartphones Are [...]

27 Companies & Assoc Say “Thank you” to FCC on NBP

This afternoon, 27 companies (including carriers, manufacturers, suppliers, operating system developers, content providers) and associations signed a letter thanking the FCC and the Broadband Team for their hard work on the National Broadband Plan. They were given a difficult task and they have been working tirelessly to deliver a comprehensive product. Specifically, these companies applauded [...]

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