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CTIA Statement After the U.S. House of Representatives Passed the Cellphone Unlocking Bill

After the U.S. House of Representatives passed on a voice vote the cellphone unlocking bill, I said: “Today’s action by the House moves us closer to alleviating any confusion stemming from the Copyright Office’s 2012 decision and we await the President’s signature on the bill to compete this process. At the same time, it is important [...]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House of Representatives Passed the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

After the U.S. House of Representatives passed on a voice vote the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086), I said: “We appreciate Chairman Goodlatte’s leadership in the effort to pass PITFA, which will help keep the Internet affordable and Americans connected. We hope the Senate moves expeditiously to follow suit and alleviate provider and [...]

CTIA Statement After the US Senate Judiciary Committee Mark-Up of the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act

In response to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee mark-up of the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act (S. 517), I said: “We appreciate the Judiciary Committee’s effort to strike an appropriate balance by authorizing unlocking without imposing obligations on carriers. We view the bill approved today as consistent with Chairman Leahy’s original proposal, which [...]

CTIA Statement After the House Judiciary Committee Markup of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

After the U.S. House Judiciary Committee markup of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086), I said: “With today’s action, the House Judiciary Committee has taken an important step toward heading off Internet access taxation. We hope the full House will follow suit as soon as possible. “CTIA thanks Chairman Goodlatte for his leadership [...]

CTIA Statement on U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s Wireless Spectrum Legislation

After U.S. Senator Marco Rubio announced he will introduce wireless spectrum legislation, I said: “We’re excited Senator Rubio is so committed to encouraging continued growth and innovation in the wireless ecosystem. Forward-looking spectrum policy like this bill will encourage investment and economic growth, while helping the wireless industry to stay ahead of consumers’ continued demand [...]

Support the Internet Tax Freedom Act to Keep Internet Affordable

As part of the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) Coalition, 29 bipartisan groups sent a letter to members of Congress asking them to support the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086) and the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act (S. 1431). Those proposals are aimed at making permanent a moratorium on Internet access taxes, which [...]

CTIA Statement on President Obama’s NSA Reform Proposal

Following President Obama’s NSA reform proposal, I said: “CTIA welcomes the President’s efforts to start a dialog to address these important issues, and we look forward to working with the Administration, Congress and key stakeholders as they seek to develop policies that strike the appropriate balance between America’s national security interests and the civil liberties [...]

CTIA Statement on the House Energy & Commerce Committee Approval of the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act and the FCC Process Reform Act

Following the House Energy & Commerce Committee approval of the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act and the FCC Process Reform Act, I said: “The wireless industry thanks Congressman Guthrie and Congresswoman Matsui for their leadership in winning bipartisan support for the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act. Their bill provides a creative way to repurpose federal spectrum that [...]

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