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Startup Act 2.0

This week, a number of startup businesses will be on Capitol Hill to participate in the first annual “Startup Day.” Not surprisingly, many of today’s startups leverage the wireless internet platform. The wireless industry has revolutionized the way we live, work and play. In less than two decades, the cellphone has evolved from a device with [...]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Approved H.Con.Res. 127

After the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved H.Con.Res.127, expressing the sense of Congress regarding actions to preserve and advance the multi-stakeholder governance model under which the Internet has thrived, I released the following statement: “Today’s bipartisan vote sends a strong signal that a hands-off policy, with respect to the Internet, is the [...]

Minority Support for Tax Fairness Measures

Research by the Pew Internet Project indicates minority populations are avid users of wireless technology, so® wanted to learn about why they use wireless communication so much in their daily lives and how they felt about some policy issues that had a direct impact on what they’re paying for their service. With the help [...]

The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself

Monday’s Wall Street Journal article titled “Who’s Afraid of #CISPA?” harkens to what FDR said during his inaugural address, “let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” Every mobile industry statistic underscores the significance [...]

CTIA Statement on the Cellular Telephone Theft Deterrence Act

In response to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer’s Cellular Telephone Theft Deterrence Act (S. 3186), I issued the following statement: “CTIA’s members are committed to protecting their customers and their wireless devices from theft. We are pleased to support Senator Schumer’s legislation and believe it will be an important tool in the effort to combat the [...]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House of Representatives Passed the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act

In response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (H.R. 3523), I issued this statement: “We applaud the members of Congress who voted on this important piece of legislation that will help protect our nation’s communications networks from cyber threats. We thank Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Ruppersberger [...]

CTIA Statement After the Senate Finance Committee Hearing

In response to the Senate Finance Committee hearing on tax reform where the Wireless Tax Fairness Act (H.R. 1002, S. 543), which would provide wireless consumers with a five year break on discriminatory taxes and fees, and the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act (H.R. 1860, S. 971), which would create a national framework [...]

CTIA Statement on the Appointment of Members to the Bipartisan Federal Spectrum Working Group

After Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA) announced the members of the bipartisan Federal Spectrum Working Group, I released the following statement: “CTIA welcomes the announcement of the working group and looks forward to helping its members identify additional spectrum that can be brought to market for [...]

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