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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 [...]

Channel Sharing Pilot: New Compression Technologies Offers Promising Results

On Tuesday, just two weeks after announcing a channel sharing pilot with Los Angeles broadcast television stations KLCS and KJLA, and just one week after the FCC approved the pilot project, I had the honor of joining the stations in hosting FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler for a peak of the pilot in action. CTIA believes that channel sharing [...]

CTIA on the Incentive Auction Timeline and Project Plan

Following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) presentation at its January open meeting on the Broadcast Incentive Auction, I said: “CTIA welcomes today’s FCC update on the timeline and project plan for the broadcast television incentive auction. The incentive auction is critical to unleashing necessary additional spectrum for mobile broadband, and will play an important role [...]

CTIA on the FCC’s Adoption of a Policy Statement and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) on Text-to-911

Following the FCC’s adoption of a policy statement and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) on Text-to-911, I said: “CTIA and its member companies have a strong record of enhancing public safety so that wireless consumers reach 911 in their greatest time of need. The voluntary commitment made one year ago by the nation’s largest wireless [...]

CTIA Announces Voluntary Principles on Unlocking Wireless Devices

I issued the following statement after submitting a letter to the FCC on the voluntary set of six principles for unlocking of consumers’ mobile phones and tablets: “We are pleased to announce AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless agreed to adopt a voluntary set of six principles for unlocking of consumers’ mobile phones [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC NPRM on In-Flight Wireless

I released the following statement in response to the FCC NPRM on In-Flight Wireless: “While we recognize that there will be passionate discussion and debate by people about whether, when and how to use wireless devices on airplanes, the Commission correctly determined the first necessary step is to investigate whether or not it is technically [...]

CTIA Statement on the Incentive Auction Timeline

Following FCC Chariman Tom Wheeler’s annoucement on the FCC’s Broadcast Incentive Auction, I said: “CTIA welcomes FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s announcement of the FCC’s Broadcast Television Spectrum Incentive Auction timeline. As CTIA has previously stressed, the incentive auction is essential to unleashing necessary additional spectrum for mobile broadband. I commend Chairman Wheeler for his efforts to [...]

Setting the Record Straight: The Reality of Wireless E911 Location Information

In the last few months, there’s been a lot of talk about the location data used by the public safety community to locate wireless 911 callers and on Monday the FCC will hold a workshop to discuss wireless location accuracy. So, I think it is important to highlight that CTIA and its members have a [...]

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