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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 [...]

CTIA Statement on the Introduction of the Wireless Tax Fairness Act

In response to U.S. House of Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-19-CA) and Trent Franks (R-8-AZ) introducing the Wireless Tax Fairness Act (H.R. 2309), which would place a five year moratorium on any new and discriminating taxes and fees imposed on wireless consumers’ monthly bills, I said: “On behalf of the more than 300 million wireless users [...]

CTIA Statement on the Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act

Today, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) introduced the Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act. Following introduction of the legislation, I said: “CTIA welcomes Senator Schumer’s introduction of the Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act. Stemming the problem of device theft requires a multi-faceted effort and this bill is a key part of what is necessary. Together with the [...]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House Passed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)

After the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), I said, “CTIA congratulates Chairman Rogers and Congressman Ruppersberger on passage of their legislation, and we thank those members of Congress who voted in favor of this bill. As we have said in the past, the enactment of a voluntary [...]

U.S. Offers a Variety of Unlocked Devices: Your Choice

There continues to be some interest in unlocked devices. While I have already explained what the Library of Congress’ October 2012 decision meant for consumers, it appears there is still confusion on this matter. As I said in a statement released this afternoon: “The Librarian of Congress concluded that an exemption was not necessary because [...]

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