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CTIA Statement on Letter from Ayotte, Shaheen and Collins to FCC on Field Office Closings

After Senators Ayotte, Shaheen and Collins wrote of the possible FCC field office closings, I issued the following statement: “CTIA greatly appreciates and shares the concern expressed by Senators Ayotte, Shaheen and Collins. Field staff play a critical role in the timely resolution of interference issues, something that is of vital importance to our carriers […]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Lifeline Proposal

After the FCC released its Lifeline proposal, I issued the following statement: “The Lifeline program provides millions of low-income Americans the ability to be connected to work, health care and 9-1-1. We look forward to working with the FCC as it evolves this critical program in a manner that is fiscally responsible as well as […]

CTIA Statement on the FCC Consumer Protection Proposals

In response to the FCC releasing its consumer protection proposals, I issued the following statement: “Collectively through CTIA as well as individually, wireless companies have sought to empower customers, through education and the development of tools to block fraudulent and unwanted communications. There are a variety of apps and features available to consumers today, many […]

CTIA Statement on the Renomination of FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

In response to FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel being renominated, I issued the following statement: “CTIA and its member companies congratulate Commissioner Rosenworcel on her renomination to the FCC. She has been a tireless advocate to make more spectrum available to meet Americans’ mobile connected lives. We look forward to continuing to work with her to […]

The Last Laugh

In 1959 – decades before the commercialization of mobile phones – an economist at the University of Virginia proposed a novel theory as to how the FCC should issue licenses for use of the airwaves: auction them. Professor Ronald Coase’s proposal was not particularly well-received, including at the FCC where regulators enjoyed quite a bit […]

CTIA Seeks Stay of FCC’s Internet Regulations

Today, CTIA-The Wireless Association® sought a partial stay of the FCC’s Open Internet regulations. After filing the stay request, I said: “We are very confident the courts will ultimately reject the FCC’s abandonment of its highly successful bipartisan regulatory approach for mobile broadband. Today, with our stay petition, we are asking that the status quo be […]

CTIA Statement on the FCC April Open Meeting

After the FCC April Open Meeting, I said: “We appreciate the hard work of the FCC, NTIA and incumbent federal users to develop a novel approach that makes additional spectrum available for commercial use while protecting important federal missions in the 3.5 GHz band. The FCC concedes it is taking an experimental approach with the 3.5 GHz […]

The FCC’s 3.5 GHz Order

Earlier today, the FCC voted to free up more spectrum for wireless broadband using an experimental sharing framework in the 3.5 GHz band. Reform of the 3.5 GHz band has been a challenging process, and I commend the FCC, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, incumbent federal users and industry for their hard work in […]

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