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CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Opening of a Proceeding on CTIA’s Temporary Towers Petition for Rulemaking and the Broadband Acceleration Initiative Actions

In response to the FCC’s opening of a proceeding on CTIA’s Temporary Towers Petition for Rulemaking and the Broadband Acceleration Initiative Actions, I said: “CTIA welcomes today’s actions that set in motion key initiatives to streamline and expedite wireless infrastructure siting. CTIA is particularly pleased that the Commission has formally opened a proceeding on a Petition [...]

CTIA Statement on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Roger’s Comments on FCC Commissioners’ Testimony

After Chairman of the Intelligence Committee and a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee Mike Rogers (R-MI-08) issued a statement on the FCC Commissioners’ testimony, I said: “We commend House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers for urging the Department of Defense, NTIA and the FCC to work together to free the unused and [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Adoption of a NPRM on Commercial Operations in the 3550-3650 MHz Band

In response to the FCC’s adoption of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding commercial operations in the 3550-3650 MHz band, I said: “We look forward to working with the Commission on the 3.5 GHz proceeding. While this spectrum is not part of the 300 MHz that the FCC has identified for allocation for mobile flexible [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Adoption of the Delivery of Text-to-911 FNPRM

After the FCC adopted the “Delivery of Text-to-911” Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM), I said: “CTIA and its member companies have long been committed to, and have a strong record of, enhancing public safety and ensuring that wireless consumers can reach 911 in their greatest time of need. Last week’s voluntary commitment by the nation’s [...]

CTIA Statement After the House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing on Broadband Spectrum

After the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on broadband spectrum ended, I said: “CTIA was pleased to hear bipartisan support at today’s hearing for moving ahead with implementation of the incentive auction process, and for the focus in that process to be on maximizing the opportunity to bring new licensed spectrum to market. [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Decision on SoundBite’s Petition

After the FCC released its decision on SoundBite’s petition, I issued the following statement: “The FCC’s action on the SoundBite petition reaffirms that a text message sent by a service provider to confirm a wireless subscriber’s request to opt out of a text messaging program does not violate the Telecommunications Consumer Protection Act, and more [...]

East Coast Wireless Networks Worked, Despite “Unthinkable” Devastation

There is no doubt that the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy – in the metro New York City and New Jersey coastal areas and elsewhere – was of near-Biblical proportions. As New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg put it: “Make no mistake about it, this is a devastating storm … Maybe the worst we have [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Adoption of the Wireless Communications Services in the 2.3 GHz Band

Following the Federal Communications Commission’s adoption of an Order on Reconsideration revisiting the rules for Wireless Communications Services (WCS) in the 2.3 GHz Band, I issued the following statement: “CTIA is pleased that Chairman Genachowski and the Commissioners are taking steps to facilitate the deployment of mobile broadband services in the Wireless Communications Service band. Freeing [...]

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