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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 [...]

Facts Prove: Wireless Industry is Most Competitive & Innovative

I was debating whether to respond to this ridiculous post, but since it’s so outrageous, I felt it was necessary.  In 1770, John Adams said, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” It was a [...]

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 [...]

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