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CTIA Statement on the Broadcast Incentive Auction

In response to today’s announcement by the FCC, I issued the following statement: “Given the number of reports that show a continued and significant increase in consumer demand for mobile broadband access, the wireless industry needs spectrum as soon as practicable so that it may continue to serve as the world’s leader and meet Americans’ [...]

Why #WirelessIsDifferent: Net Neutrality Explained

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.

NTIA Survey Shows Wireless Devices “Deeply Ingrained” in Americans’ Lives

9 out of 10 Americans over the age of 25 use mobile devices, according to the NTIA survey released yesterday. Americans are adopting mobile Internet faster than other technologies, including television. Urban and rural, young and old, minorities and underprivileged communities, all rely on their mobile devices as their primary or sole means to access [...]

London Calling to the Faraway Towns: Sometimes

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 [...]

CTIA Statement After the Release of the Greenhill & Co. Report on 600 MHz Incentive Auction

After Greenhill & Co. released its report on the 600 MHz Incentive Auction, I issued the following statement: “CTIA is encouraged by the release of the Greenhill Report, which is another important step toward meeting consumer demands for mobile broadband access via the Incentive Auction proceeding. As we transition from a policy issue to a [...]

CTIA Statement After the FCC September Open Meeting

I released the following statement today: “CTIA is encouraged by the FCC’s adoption of three additional incentive auction-related items at today’s open meeting. Countless studies and bipartisan policymakers recognize the need for additional spectrum to meet growing consumer demand and the integration of mobile broadband into important sectors of our economy, including education, health and [...]

Thinking Mobile: 2010 v 2013: Wireless is Different [INFOGRAPHIC]

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.

SMW 14: Mobile Data Growth Fuels Spectrum Demand

With mobile data usage doubling in 2013 and showing no sign of slowing down, CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker says consumers’ demands are fueling the need for spectrum in her SMW keynote remarks.

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