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More Evidence of a Global Conspiracy?

This morning, Dow Jones ran a story looking at how Ofcom’s upcoming 4G spectrum auction is going to provide the U.K. with improved “broadband speeds, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.” In support of why the 4G spectrum auction was needed, they highlighted: Launch of 4G networks may up to GBP75 billion, or [...]

Who’s Really Playing the Spectrum Game

Last Wednesday, Chris testified before the House Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation panel titled, “Avoiding the Spectrum Crunch: Growing the Wireless Economy Through Innovation.” The day before the hearing, a reporter from the New York Times wrote a story that questioned whether there really is a spectrum crunch, questioning whether carriers were “playing a game” [...]

CISPA: Security by Design

Earlier in the week the CTIA semi-annual survey was cited for the astounding 123 percent increase in data traffic on the nation’s wireless networks that underscore the significance of the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (H.R. 3523). On Tuesday, the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management heard testimony as to [...]

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 [...]

Reiterating CTIA’s Support for CISPA

Next week, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to consider a number of measures intended to enhance America’s ability to avoid cyber-attacks. CTIA applauds this effort to enhance America’s national and economic security. The centerpiece of next week’s activity will be consideration of the bipartisan Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (H.R. 3523). As CTIA [...]

CTIA’s Semi-Annual Survey Revealed Scary Result

On Friday, April 13, we released our semi-annual survey and we found something to be scared of in the results. But let me take a step back before I get to the scary part and say that it was astounding that the results showed a 123 percent increase in wireless data traffic! To try to [...]

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). [...]

RSVP for CTIA Conference and Webinar: New Developments in Tower Siting Law

CTIA is sponsoring a conference and teleconference/webinar on Friday, April 20, highlighting important new developments in tower siting law and regulation. One of the key goals of federal policymakers is to promote wireless broadband build-out, and the Administration, Congress and the FCC have recognized that this cannot be achieved without expeditious tower siting. This CTIA [...]

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