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CTIA Statement After President Obama Nominated Tom Wheeler as FCC Chairman

After President Obama nominated Tom Wheeler as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman, I said: “On behalf of the wireless industry, we congratulate Tom on today’s announcement. Tom has a deep understanding of communications issues, a passion for hard work and creative thinking, a diverse background that spans the realm of the Internet world and a [...]

CTIA Statement After the FCC Released the Notice of Inquiry on Radio Frequency

After the FCC released its Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on Radio Frequency (RF), I said, “CTIA welcomes the FCC’s focus on cellphones and health effects. In establishing RF emission requirements for wireless devices, the FCC has always been guided by science and the evidence produced by impartial health organizations and the scientific community. “As the [...]

CTIA’s Statement in Response to the FCC’s 16th Annual Mobile Wireless Competition Report

In response to the release of the 16th Annual Mobile Wireless Competition Report by the FCC, I said: “A cursory glance of the FCC’s 16th Annual Mobile Wireless Competition Report, released late last night, the report reveals a wealth of data that clearly highlights the innovation, investment and competition that epitomizes the U.S. mobile wireless [...]

CTIA Statement After FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s Announcement

In response to today’s announcement by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, I said: “I want to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for Chairman Genachowski’s leadership at the FCC. Julius was instrumental in overseeing the National Broadband Plan and has been a strong voice on spectrum issues and acceleration of broadband infrastructure deployment so that consumers may [...]

CTIA Statement on FCC Chairman Genachowski’s Letter to NTIA Assistant Secretary Strickling on Spectrum Bands

In response to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s letter to NTIA Assistant Secretary Larry Strickling on auctioning 1755-1780 MHz band and 1695 to 1710 MHz band, I said: “We are pleased to see that Chairman Genachowski has sent a letter to Assistant Secretary Strickling identifying two important bands for auction. The 1755 to 1780 MHz band [...]

CTIA Statement In Response to FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell’s Announcement

In response to today’s announcement by FCC Commissioner Robert M. McDowell, I said: “I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to my friend Rob for his years of service at the FCC. Rob has been a forward thinker when it comes to communications policy and a strong voice that encouraged the evolution of the [...]

Putting Together the Pieces of the Spectrum Act Puzzle

When you sit down to solve a puzzle, some look for the center piece, while others like to start from the edges.  When it comes to solving the spectrum puzzle, the Federal Communications Commission, Congress and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) have rightly focused on some of the most important – and central [...]

U.S. Offers a Variety of Unlocked Devices: Your Choice

There continues to be some interest in unlocked devices. While I have already explained what the Library of Congress’ October 2012 decision meant for consumers, it appears there is still confusion on this matter. As I said in a statement released this afternoon: “The Librarian of Congress concluded that an exemption was not necessary because [...]

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