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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 [...]

CTIA’s Semi-Annual Survey Underscores Importance of CISPA

CTIA’s semi-annual survey, that was released Friday, April 13th, showed the astounding result of a 123 percent increase in data traffic on the nation’s wireless networks. The statistics highlighted in the survey underscore the significance of what will transpire this week in the U.S. House of Representatives as it is set to consider a number [...]

CTIA and Six Providers Urge the Senate to Put an End to Discriminatory Taxation of Wireless Service and Digital Goods

Today, CTIA and six wireless providers, which collectively serve almost 94 percent of America’s 322 million wireless subscribers, delivered a letter urging Senate Committee on Finance Chairman Max Baucus and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch to act on the Wireless Tax Fairness Act (S. 543) and the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act (S. 971). [...]

U.S. Senators, Play Ball for Wireless Consumers!

This week, MyWireless.org® will follow up to its very popular “Stop the Wireless Tax Madness”-themed advertising in Hill publications and online sites with a baseball ad in recognition of opening day and the start of the season. We are urging Senators “play ball!” this spring, and protect wireless consumers by putting a stop to state and [...]

Cybersecurity Silver Bullet is an Industry Partnership

As Steve mentioned this morning, cybersecurity is one of the wireless industry’s top priorities. After attending the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing entitled, “Cybersecurity: Threats to Communications Networks and Public-Sector Responses,” I was pleased that many policymakers and witnesses recognized there is no “silver-bullet” to effective cybersecurity countermeasures. Instead, effective cybersecurity is an [...]

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