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Unlocked Devices: The Technological Realities

We’ve already addressed the topic of unlocking devices in FCC filings (such as this one) and blog posts, including this one that offers a list of unlocked devices available today. But as an engineer who has dealt with these issues at Bell Labs from the industry’s early days, I felt it was important that I [...]

CTIA Statement On Introduction of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act in the House of Representatives

After Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-7) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA-18) introduced the U.S. House companion bill, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act to the Senate’s Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act of 2013 Act, I said: “Chairman Goodlatte and Representative Eshoo have been champions for the digital economy since the Internet Tax Freedom Act was first enacted [...]

CTIA Statement on Introduction of Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act of 2013 in the U.S. Senate

After U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and John Thune (R-SD) introduced the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act of 2013 Act, I said: “An affordable internet is vital to millions of American consumers and businesses, and Senators Wyden and Thune remain at the forefront of preserving this critical access to opportunity and information by introducing the [...]

CTIA Statement After the Introduction of Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act of 2013 in the Senate

After U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and John Thune (R-SD) introduced the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2013, I said: “Senators Wyden and Thune continue to demonstrate their leadership by introducing this bill to preserve affordable digital goods and services. From apps to e-books, consumers rely on and benefit from digital goods [...]

CTIA Statement on the Introduction of Matsui-Guthrie 1755-1780 MHz Spectrum Bill

After U.S. Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA-6) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY-2) introduced a bill that would reallocate 1755-1780 MHz spectrum band so commercial wireless companies could purchase it at auction from the U.S. government, I issued the following statement: “CTIA greatly appreciates Congresswoman Matsui’s and Congressman Guthrie’s leadership. Reallocating the 1755 to 1780 megahertz band for [...]

CTIA Statement After the Wireless Tax Fairness Act was Introduced in the Senate

After U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced the Wireless Tax Fairness Act, which would place a five year moratorium on any new and discriminatory taxes and fees imposed on wireless consumers’ monthly bills, and the companion to H.R. 2309, I said: “We greatly appreciate the leadership of Senators Wyden and Toomey [...]

A Renewed – And Much Needed – Focus on Federal Spectrum

With an anticipated House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on federal government use of spectrum tomorrow, we are entering an important phase in the effort to make more efficient use of our limited spectrum supply and to infuse the commercial mobile wireless ecosystem with the spectrum needed to drive the economy, innovation and jobs. Tomorrow’s [...]

CTIA Statement on the Data Security and Breach Notification Act

Today, Senators Pat Toomey, John Thune and Angus King introduced the Data Security and Breach Notification Act (S. 1193). In response, I said: “CTIA welcomes the introduction of the Data Security and Breach Notification Act. By advancing a proposal that offers a comprehensive, uniform approach to data security and breach notification, Senators Toomey, Thune and [...]

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