Archive for the ‘Net Neutrality’ Category
In 2010, the FCC voted that wireless networks were different, and required mobile-specific rules. Here’s why the Commission made the right decision then, and why the FCC needs to ensure #WirelessIsDifferent now.
The great Clash song, released in 1979, was ahead of its time in more ways than one: a recent survey found that one in seven voice calls from London commuters failed. Even when calls did go through, users were likely to experience a bad connection and poor sound. The news gets worse: one in three [...]
This morning, CTIA released its latest infographic that takes a look at what the mobile ecosystem looked like in 2010 and compared it to 2013. It was only three years, but thanks to the FCC’s decision for a light regulatory touch throughout the mobile ecosystem, Americans enjoy the world’s best wireless industry.
As CTIA stated in its comments and reply comments in the FCC’s Open Internet proceeding, carriers are focused on how wireless networks are managed in order to deliver a robust service to consumers. A key element of that equation is the amount of spectrum in an area available to the carrier. Those capacity constraints are also why [...]
During her day two keynote address, CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker discusses the importance of an Open Internet to wireless providers and consumers and the technical realities that make network management critical to the wireless industry.
Wireless is different from wireline, but do you know why? It is a seemingly simple question, but there are very complicated answers. While the two highly regarded wireless engineers, Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech University and Director of Wireless@Virginia Tech and Dr. Nishith Tripathi, a senior consultant who [...]
I’m pleased to announce that earlier today, we submitted a new technical report in the FCC’s Open Internet docket examining the unique technical challenges faced by mobile broadband providers and their impact on Open Internet policy. While lawyers and policy analysts will always be a part of this debate, this paper provides a crucial technical [...]
CTIA Statement on the FCC’s May Open Meeting on the Spectrum Incentive Auction Report & Order and Net Neutrality NPRM
After the FCC’s May Open Meeting, I issued the following statement: “CTIA commends FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the Commissioners and the Incentive Auction Taskforce for their leadership in shepherding this Order that represents a significant step toward implementing a ‘win-win’ for consumers and the U.S. economy. This historic effort has the potential to unleash vital [...]