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The Misguided Diversion on Spectrum by NAB

In an incredible example of misplaced focus, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) recently asked the FCC to collect more data on spectrum usage to “determine whether the spectrum crisis is, in fact, real.” It is disappointing to see that NAB continues to question the findings of numerous government and industry experts, and indeed the [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s NPRM for AWS

In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) release of its Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS), I said: “It’s encouraging the FCC is moving forward with its Advanced Wireless Services NPRM. The spectrum blocks identified by Congress in the 2012 Spectrum Act can play a critical role in meeting [...]

CTIA Statement on FCC Releasing Information Related to Incentive Auction Repacking

In response to the FCC releasing information on incentive auction repacking, I released the following statement: “CTIA welcomes yesterday’s FCC release of the updated software and data on repacking that will help inform the Broadcast Incentive Auction.  We look forward to reviewing and providing comment to the FCC on this matter expeditiously.  As CTIA has previously stressed, [...]

CTIA Statement on the Incentive Auctions Update and Broadband Data Order at the FCC June Opening Meeting

After the FCC’s June Opening Meeting, I said: “CTIA is confident that the broadband data to be collected under today’s Report and Order will confirm what consumers already know: wireless users in the U.S. benefit from having access to the fastest, most ubiquitous, and most advanced wireless networks and devices, all made possible through the [...]

CTIA Statement on the CPNI Declaratory Ruling

After the FCC’s June Open Meeting, I issued the following statement: “Although we have not yet read the Declaratory Ruling, we are very pleased with the leadership of Acting Chairwoman Clyburn and the significant input from Commissioner Pai’s and Commissioner Rosenworcel’s offices as they worked to finalize efforts to clarify how section 222 privacy rules [...]

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on Spectrum

Traditional and incentive spectrum auctions can and must happen in a timely fashion, according to FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel. The commissioner talks about the importance of sticking to a timetable for those auctions, text-to-911, and the importance of always making consumers the top priority when it comes to communications policy.   Visit the CTIA 2013 [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s NPRM Examining Ways to Address Contraband Cellphones in Prisons

Upon release of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) examining ways to address contraband cellphones in prisons, I said: “We applaud the Commission for continuing the effort to identify ways to combat the problem of contraband phones in prisons, while ensuring that legal communications – such as public safety officials and [...]

CTIA Statement After Mignon Clyburn Named Acting Chairwoman of the FCC

After President Obama named Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mignon Clyburn as acting Chairwoman, I said: “On behalf of the wireless industry, we are pleased that Commissioner Clyburn has been named Acting Chairwoman of the FCC. We have worked for several years with the Commissioner and her staff, and believe that she will serve with distinction [...]

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