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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 [...]

CTIA Statement on House Committee on Energy and Commerce Mark-Up of Spectrum Bills

I issued the following statement today after the House Committee on Energy and Commerce mark-up of the Radio Spectrum Inventory Act (H.R. 3125) and the Spectrum Relocation Improvement Act (H.R. 3109): “CTIA and the wireless industry appreciate the leadership by Chairman Henry Waxman and Ranking Member Joe Barton for scheduling a mark-up on these two [...]

CTIA Statement on Accessibility Initiatives Announced by FCC

Today, I issued the following statement after FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s speech where he announced several accessibility initiatives for persons with disabilities as part of the National Broadband Plan: “CTIA and the wireless industry appreciate Chairman Genachowski’s and the Broadband team’s dedication to developing the National Broadband Plan which recognizes the tremendous potential that wireless broadband [...]

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