Archive for the ‘Public Policy’ Category
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 [...]
Today, CTIA’s President and CEO Steve Largent, along with NAB’s President and CEO Gordon Smith, Satellite Industry Association’s President Patricia Cooper, National Religious Broadcasters’ President and CEO Dr. Frank Wright and PCIA-The Wireless Infrastructure Foundation’s President and CEO Michael T. N. Fitch, sent a letter to the members of the supercommittee to ask them to [...]
CTIA Statement on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Member Letter to the President on Federal Spectrum Below 3 Gigahertz
After Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction members House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Upton, Senate Commerce Communications Subcommittee Chairman Kerry, Senator Toomey and Representative Becerra sent a letter to the President to urge the Administration to make federal spectrum below 3 gigahertz available for commercial wireless use, I issued the following statement: “We are [...]
In response to the NAB’s spectrum letter to members of Congress, I issued the following statement: “If this is how the NAB is showing their support for voluntary incentive auctions, then I would be fascinated to see how they’d respond if they opposed the idea. Frankly, I would imagine their messaging would look and sound [...]