Archive for the ‘Public Policy’ Category
“The wireless industry’s need for additional spectrum is well documented. If the supercommittee process doesn’t provide a path to addressing our need for more spectrum, then there are other vehicles available that will ensure our members can access unused or underutilized spectrum and meet consumers’ demand for wireless broadband services. We look forward to working [...]
As I was bemoaning another poor effort by the football team that I root for on Monday night (yes, the “Dream Team” Eagles) and simultaneously tinkering with this blog post, I began to long for spring training and the start of baseball season (at least the Phillies will make the playoffs. I hope.). So, as I [...]
National Public Safety Organizations and Wireless Industry Respond to FCC Report on 9-1-1 Fund Diversion
Today, national organizations representing the public safety and wireless industries released the following statements in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 3rd Annual Report to Congress on State Collection and Distribution of 911 and Enhanced 911 Fees and Charges: From CTIA-The Wireless Association’s Vice President of External and State Affairs Jamie Hastings: “Every day, [...]
After the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Wireless Tax Fairness Act (H.R. 1002), which would place a five year moratorium on any new discriminatory taxes and fees imposed on wireless consumers’ monthly bill, I released the following statement: “On behalf of the 300 million wireless customers in the U.S., CTIA applauds the Wireless Tax [...]
CTIA Carrier Officers Ask Joint Select Committee to Authorize Incentive Auctions and Repurpose Federal Spectrum
Earlier this month, four members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction wrote to the President expressing their support for voluntary incentive auctions but noting that incentive auctions alone are unlikely to be sufficient to address the well-documented demand for commercial spectrum. For that reason, Representatives Upton and Becerra and Senators Kerry and Toomey [...]
During CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS™, I spoke with Phil Montgomery, Chairman of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission. He spoke about the need and desire for mobile broadband that can not only save money but also time. Wisconsin PSC Chairman Montgomery also addressed USF reform.
While CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS is over, we still have a lot of videos to share! Here’s one from Eric Setton, Co-founder & CTO of Tango, who describes how the U.S. is at the forefront of 4G, making U.S. wireless companies the leaders of the global mobile industry.
CTIA, FCC and Consumers Union Announce Free Alerts to Help Consumers Avoid Unexpected Overage Charges
In a press announcement today with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and Consumers Union Parul Desai, CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent announced the “Wireless Consumer Usage Notification Guidelines,” as an addition to our “Consumer Code for Wireless Service.” As a result, wireless providers will send free alerts to subscribers to help them manage their usage [...]