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CTIA Statement on FCC’s Broadcast Spectrum Incentive Auctions Order

After the FCC’s Broadcast Spectrum Incentive Auction Order was released, I said: “With more than 325 million consumers choosing mobile wireless services, and with more than $34 billion invested in mobile wireless networks last year alone, it is no wonder that Congress called on a bipartisan basis for the incentive auction. The FCC’s Order represents a [...]

The Wireless Foundation’s 20th Annual VITA Achievement Awards Dinner

Last night, The Wireless Foundation marked the 20th Annual VITA Achievement Awards Dinner by recognizing individuals and organizations creating a positive impact in their communities with wireless technology. The evening’s award winners were: Leadership Honoree: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler From 1992 to 2004, Chairman Wheeler served as President and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association. During [...]

The FCC’s Incentive Auction – A Down Payment on the Next Generation of Mobility

Last week, the FCC voted to take a significant step in freeing up additional spectrum to meet Americans’ unquenchable thirst for mobile broadband service. A textbook example of a “win-win,” the incentive auction’s historic market-based framework will help ensure that the U.S. continues as the mobile ecosystem’s undisputed global leader. While the details of the [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s May Open Meeting on the Spectrum Incentive Auction Report & Order and Net Neutrality NPRM

After the FCC’s May Open Meeting, I issued the following statement: “CTIA commends FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the Commissioners and the Incentive Auction Taskforce for their leadership in shepherding this Order that represents a significant step toward implementing a ‘win-win’ for consumers and the U.S. economy. This historic effort has the potential to unleash vital [...]

Wireless 911 Calls: Remember Location, Location, Location

As we’ve said before (here and here), April is “911 Education Month” and a good time to remind ourselves about how, at their core, wireless devices are public safety tools we can use to call 911. Approximately every two seconds, someone calls 911 via wireless in the U.S., which is the equivalent to more than [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Adoption of a Further NPRM on Commercial Operations in the 3550-3650 MHz Band

In response to the FCC’s adoption of a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding commercial operations in the 3550-3650 MHz band, I said: “We appreciate the continued efforts of the FCC and NTIA to make available spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band for commercial wireless services to help meet consumers’ ever increasing demand for [...]

CTIA on the FCC’s Adoption of a Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on E-911 Location Accuracy

Following the FCC’s adoption of a third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on e-911 location accuracy, I said: “CTIA and our member companies share the FCC’s goal of continuing to enhance wireless 9-1-1 service, and that is why they continue to devote significant resources to identify and evaluate technologies that enhance 9-1-1 location accuracy indoors. “While [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Net Neutrality Announcement

Following the FCC’s announcement on net neutrality, I said: “As we have said many times, CTIA’s members share a longstanding commitment to an open Internet and a vibrant wireless ecosystem because that’s what wireless customers demand, not because of regulation. The United States wireless industry leads the world in mobile broadband specifically because investment and [...]

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