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CTIA Statement on LTE-U Letter from Six U.S. Senators to FCC Chairman Wheeler

In response to the letter from U.S. Senators Schatz, Blumenthal, Udall, Markey, Cantwell and McCaskill to FCC Chairman Wheeler on LTE-U, I said: “The cable industry’s continued efforts to inhibit the roll out of new wireless services that could help deliver consumers better service and new Internet of Things offerings is disappointing. LTE-U is pro-consumer […]

CTIA Statement in Response to FCC Enforcement Bureau Field Office Closures

After the FCC Enforcement Bureau field office closures, I said: “Spectrum management and protection against interference have been core FCC roles since its creation in 1934. Today, these roles are more important than ever. Consumers value wireless services and carriers invest based on an expectation of no harmful interference. The Field Offices play a vital role in […]

CTIA Statement on the FCC June Open Meeting

After the FCC June Open Meeting, I said: “CTIA appreciates the Commission’s leadership in continuing to modernize and strengthen the federal Lifeline program. Wireless is a critical tool that enables Lifeline to support the public safety, health care, educational, occupational and other important communications for millions of low-income consumers. CTIA stands ready to work with […]

Exploring Ways to Promote Broadband Adoption and Deployment

Expanded access to wireless broadband can benefit all Americans by sparking innovative new business opportunities, providing Internet connections to under-served areas, improving public safety and fostering the development of countless health and education applications. This statement is as true today as it was when President Obama made it nearly five years ago. Since that time, […]

CTIA Statement in Response to D.C. Circuit Decision Affirming FCC’s Incentive Auction Report and Order

After the D.C. Circuit decision affirming FCC’s Incentive Auction Report and Order, I said:  “Today’s decision by the D.C. Circuit is a decisive win for wireless consumers, as the court has affirmed the FCC’s Incentive Auction Order in whole. We are thankful that the court addressed these issues quickly and look forward to a successful and […]

CTIA Statement on U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Decision on the Open Internet

After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decision on the Open Internet, I said: “Today’s decision by the court to expedite the case is good news, demonstrating the seriousness of the FCC’s complete and sudden reversal of decades of bipartisan policy. While the stay decision is disappointing and a loss for consumers, […]

CTIA Files Comments to the FCC on Benefits of LTE-U and LAA

After CTIA filed comments to the FCC on benefits of LTE-U and LAA, I said: “We are pleased to file comments [PDF] today that explain the benefits of LTE-U and LAA, exciting new technologies poised to help wireless providers meet explosive demand for mobile broadband and enhance the consumer experience. Wi-Fi will continue to play […]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Decision on Field Offices

After the FCC’s decision on field offices, I said: “CTIA appreciates the attention of the Commission and the House Energy and Commerce Committee to the importance of interference protection in delivering mobile broadband services. We are pleased the Commission committed to keeping the majority of the field offices open and working with stakeholders on a mechanism for […]

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