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Mobile Usage Continues to Increase + Projections Say Skyrocketing Demand = More Spectrum Required

Earlier this week, Cisco published its Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Forecast Update 2014-2019 and its VNI Mobile Forecast Highlights 2014-2019. This latest data once again confirms two trends with important implications for spectrum policy: more people using more devices and more data-heavy applications are driving more mobile traffic. Cisco’s data makes clear that […]

Library of Congress and Cellphone Unlocking

The Library of Congress’ Copyright Office will receive petitions today to begin the sixth triennial “anti-circumvention” rulemaking proceeding under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 1201. Accordingly, this is a good opportunity to remind consumers about their unlocking options and the wireless industry’s support for consumer-friendly unlocking policies. DMCA PROCESS. Section 1201(a)(1) of the […]

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 […]

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