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Mobile: It All Comes Back to Spectrum

As CTIA stated in its comments and reply comments in the FCC’s Open Internet proceeding, carriers are focused on how wireless networks are managed in order to deliver a robust service to consumers.  A key element of that equation is the amount of spectrum in an area available to the carrier. Those capacity constraints are also why [...]

Incentive Auction Task Force Chair: We Need More Spectrum

At CTIA Super Mobility Week, Gary Epstein, Chair of the Incentive Auction Task Force, discusses the need for the FCC and Congress to find more creative ways to find more spectrum for the wireless industry. Visit the SMW highlights website for more videos, pictures and show coverage.

CTIA’s Baker Moderates FCC Policy Panel

Meredith Attwell Baker, CTIA President and CEO, moderates a panel featuring four FCC commissioners on the importance of spectrum availability, the open Internet, wireless regulation and the growth in mobile broadband adoption.

New Technical Report on Role of Mobile Network Management in the Open Internet Debate

I’m pleased to announce that earlier today, we submitted a new technical report in the FCC’s Open Internet docket examining the unique technical challenges faced by mobile broadband providers and their impact on Open Internet policy. While lawyers and policy analysts will always be a part of this debate, this paper provides a crucial technical [...]

CTIA Statement on FCC’s Defaulter Rule Waiver for the AWS-3 Auction

Following the Federal Communication Commission’s approval of a waiver of the former defaulter rule for the AWS-3 Auction, I said: “We thank Chairman Wheeler and his colleagues for their swift action to facilitate and encourage active participation in the AWS-3 Auction. This investment-friendly decision represents an important step toward a successful auction of this much-needed [...]

CTIA Statement in Response to the NAB’s Broadcast Incentive Auction Lawsuit Against the FCC

In reaction to the NAB’s broadcast incentive auction lawsuit, I said: “We continue to believe that the incentive auction will be a win for broadcasters, wireless companies and consumers, and that the FCC’s order strikes the right balance to ensure that consumers emerge as winners. “While we would prefer to work together collaboratively to address [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s August Open Meeting on Text-to-911 and Wireless Towers

After the FCC’s August Open Meeting, I said:                                                         “CTIA and its member companies have a strong record of enhancing public safety so that wireless consumers, including the deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired communities, can reach 911 in their greatest time of need. This record was demonstrated by the successful voluntary commitment made over [...]

Answering the Call: A Consensus-Based Approach Is the Best Path to Meaningfully Enhancing 9-1-1 Location Information

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel issued a challenge today at APCO’s conference on 9-1-1 accuracy. And we stand ready to answer her call and the Commission’s broader effort to bolster our existing 9-1-1 system. We need to work harder and faster. We need a smarter approach to improve 9-1-1 location accuracy. We need to work with [...]

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