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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, [...]

Investment + Commitment + Spectrum = Benefits for Wireless Consumers

In our initial comments for the FCC’s 16th Annual Mobile Competition Report, we shared data from our semi-annual survey that proves the U.S. wireless industry is competitive which means great benefits for consumers. In our reply comments, we provided third party research that shows the U.S. leads the world in wireless even though we have [...]

CTIA Statement on FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Chief Announcement

After the FCC announced Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Chief Rick Kaplan would be stepping down and Ruth Milkman will succeed him, I said: “We want to thank Rick Kaplan for his efforts over the last three years. He played an important role in moving forward many key wireless issues that will have a lasting impact on the [...]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. Senate Confirmed Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai as FCC Commissioners

After the U.S. Senate confirmed Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai as FCC Commissioners, I released the following statement: “On behalf of CTIA and the wireless industry, I congratulate the newest FCC Commissioners, Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai. Their knowledge of communications issues and their experience in Washington will make them great assets for the Commission. [...]

Fueling the Wireless Engine: Preparing the 1755-1780 MHz Band for Commercial Operations

Today, the wireless industry took a critical next step toward preparing the 1755-1780 MHz band for commercial operations and delivering a key building block in the nation’s efforts to retain its global mobile broadband leadership. T-Mobile, on behalf of CTIA and the wireless industry, took a leadership role in this effort by filing a request [...]

U.S. Wireless Industry Snatching Opportunity from Smartphone Thieves

Last month, CTIA and the wireless industry once again extended their long line of consumer protection initiatives by announcing steps they are taking in partnership with the Federal Communications Commission and law enforcement to help deter smartphone theft and protect personal data. A key part of the effort – creating databases to prevent reactivation of [...]

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