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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 [...]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Mark-Up of the FCC Process Reform Act and FCC Consolidated Reporting Act

In response to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee mark-up of the FCC Process Reform Act (H.R. 3309) and the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act (H.R. 3310), I issued this statement: “On behalf of the wireless industry, we commend Chairman Upton and Subcommittee Chairman Walden for today’s successful mark-up of these two important bills. “We [...]

Cybersecurity: New Bill Offers a Sound Approach

In today’s Internet driven world, information is just a keystroke away. In innumerable ways, this fact has changed, and will continue to change, our lives for the better. But our dependence on the Internet has downsides too, as criminals and certain state actors seek to exploit our interconnectedness for criminal or political gain. And this [...]

CTIA Statement on the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act

After President Obama signed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act into law last night, I released the following statement: “The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act is an important piece of legislation that was a culmination of more than three years of education and advocacy by CTIA and its members [...]

CTIA Statement on the Passage of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act

Today I released this statement: “For more than three years, CTIA and its members have been advocating for more spectrum so America’s wireless industry can remain the world’s leader in the deployment of advanced wireless services. Today’s bipartisan vote to pass  the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, which includes provisions to make [...]

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