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CTIA Statement on the FCC’s NPRM on an Incentive Auction of Broadcast Television Spectrum

After the FCC’s Open Meeting today, I released the following statement: “Today’s action by the Chairman and Commissioners was an important step toward alleviating the looming spectrum crisis that we’ve been warning policymakers about for the last three years. “Since spectrum is a finite resource, we’re pleased the Commission has begun the process of establishing [...]

Mobile Commerce: Putting Main Street in the Palm of Your Hand

Earlier today, we released a new paper, Mobile Commerce: Leveraging Ubiquitous Wireless Connectivity to Put Main Street in the Palm of Your Hand, to describe and provide examples of the many ways that the mobile wireless ecosystem writ large is working to enhance and increase commercial activity in the U.S. Highlights of the paper include: [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s NPRM on Incentive Auctions

Following the FCC’s NPRM on Incentive Auctions, I issued the following statement: “We are very pleased the Chairman and Commissioners are beginning the process to implement the incentive auction provisions that were in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act. For more than three years, we have worked with the Chairman and Commissioners, [...]

Additional Spectrum Will Fuel One of the Few Robust Sectors of Our Economy

Were you aware that the U.S. wireless industry is one of the strongest markets, if not the strongest market in our economy today? Did you know that if 500 additional MHz of spectrum becomes available for commercial use, more people will have jobs, the government will be able to whittle away at its overwhelming debt [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s STA Grant in the 1755-1780 MHz Band

After the FCC’s STA grant in the 1755-1780 MHz Band announcement, I issued the following statement: “We are pleased that the Commission has granted an authorization for testing in the 1755-1780 MHz band, which has been identified as a critical source of spectrum for meeting our nation’s mobile broadband needs. This testing will provide valuable insight [...]

CTIA Asks Consumers: Do you want FM radio on your cellphone?

On Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 10 am-10:30 am, CTIA-The Wireless Association, stopped outside the National Association of Broadcasters building to interview random people to ask them for their opinion on something NAB is pushing on the wireless industry. NAB thinks more wireless device manufacturers ought to include an FM chip in their cellphones and [...]

Mobile Education and the Wireless Industry… “Anytime, anywhere learning”

At the recent CTIA WIRELESS show in New Orleans I was so astounded by how wireless has truly revolutionized the area of mobile education that I thought it would make sense to briefly investigate the intersection of mobile broadband and education. We visited a local public school in Arlington, Virginia to get a sense of [...]

Three Keys to USF Reform – Fair, Simple and Efficient

Later tonight, I have the pleasure of speaking at a very timely FCBA Continuing Legal Education event on Universal Service Contribution Methodology. Well, this CLE is not timely in terms of my ability to watch Game 4 of the NBA Finals, but is incredibly timely in that the FCC recently opened a contribution methodology proceeding, [...]

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