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CTIA Statement on FCC’s Defaulter Rule Waiver for the AWS-3 Auction

Following the Federal Communication Commission’s approval of a waiver of the former defaulter rule for the AWS-3 Auction, I said: “We thank Chairman Wheeler and his colleagues for their swift action to facilitate and encourage active participation in the AWS-3 Auction. This investment-friendly decision represents an important step toward a successful auction of this much-needed [...]

CTIA Statement in Response to the NAB’s Broadcast Incentive Auction Lawsuit Against the FCC

In reaction to the NAB’s broadcast incentive auction lawsuit, I said: “We continue to believe that the incentive auction will be a win for broadcasters, wireless companies and consumers, and that the FCC’s order strikes the right balance to ensure that consumers emerge as winners. “While we would prefer to work together collaboratively to address [...]

CTIA Statement After the FCC and NTIA Release Coordination Procedures for 1755-1780, 1695-1710 MHz Bands

After the FCC and the NTIA released coordination procedures for the 1755-1780 and 1695-1710 MHz bands, I said: “CTIA is pleased that the FCC and NTIA have released coordination procedures for the 1755-1780 and 1695-1710 MHz bands. Maximizing information for prospective bidders, and maximizing timely access for AWS-3 licenses will be essential to ensuring that [...]

CTIA Statement on NTIA Statement After the NTIA Released its Federal Agency Transition Plans

Following the release of the NTIA’s federal agencies’ transition plans for vacating or sharing spectrum bands set to be auctioned by FCC, I said: “While we are reviewing the details of the transition plan, we appreciate NTIA’s effort to keep the AWS-3 process moving forward. As both independent reports and our own survey demonstrate, consumer [...]

Why Consumers Care about Spectrum: July WOW Insider Interview

We use our mobile devices for everything, but in order to keep up with our mobile lifestyle, CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker explains why wireless companies need more spectrum. As independent reports project even more usage by consumers, spectrum is critical to more robust, faster and more advanced mobile services.

CTIA Statement on U.S. Senators Rubio and Booker 5 GHz Band Legislation

After U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) released their legislation that would free additional unlicensed spectrum in the 5 GHz band, I said: “CTIA appreciates Senator Rubio’s and Senator Booker’s leadership in pushing to make additional spectrum available for unlicensed use. Freeing additional spectrum in the 5 gigahertz band will help us [...]

Working Together on Our Spectrum Future

The Consumer Electronic Association (CEA) released a study this week on the economic impact of unlicensed spectrum. It helps demonstrate how unlicensed spectrum is a critical contributor to our economy and our daily lives, no matter how the math works out. In my new role here at CTIA, I was surprised when people asked how [...]

CTIA Statement on U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s Wireless Spectrum Legislation

After U.S. Senator Marco Rubio announced he will introduce wireless spectrum legislation, I said: “We’re excited Senator Rubio is so committed to encouraging continued growth and innovation in the wireless ecosystem. Forward-looking spectrum policy like this bill will encourage investment and economic growth, while helping the wireless industry to stay ahead of consumers’ continued demand [...]

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