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The FCC’s Incentive Auction – A Down Payment on the Next Generation of Mobility

Last week, the FCC voted to take a significant step in freeing up additional spectrum to meet Americans’ unquenchable thirst for mobile broadband service. A textbook example of a “win-win,” the incentive auction’s historic market-based framework will help ensure that the U.S. continues as the mobile ecosystem’s undisputed global leader. While the details of the [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s May Open Meeting on the Spectrum Incentive Auction Report & Order and Net Neutrality NPRM

After the FCC’s May Open Meeting, I issued the following statement: “CTIA commends FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the Commissioners and the Incentive Auction Taskforce for their leadership in shepherding this Order that represents a significant step toward implementing a ‘win-win’ for consumers and the U.S. economy. This historic effort has the potential to unleash vital [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Adoption of a Further NPRM on Commercial Operations in the 3550-3650 MHz Band

In response to the FCC’s adoption of a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding commercial operations in the 3550-3650 MHz band, I said: “We appreciate the continued efforts of the FCC and NTIA to make available spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band for commercial wireless services to help meet consumers’ ever increasing demand for [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s March Open Meeting

After the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) March Open Meeting, I said:  “CTIA applauds the Commission for taking action today on two key spectrum items that will expand the availability of spectrum for licensed and unlicensed use, and bring significant benefits to consumers. “The AWS-3 Report and Order will set the stage for the auction of [...]

CTIA Statement in Response to the Department of Defense’s Spectrum Strategy

In response to the Department of Defense’s spectrum strategy, I said: “We agree with the DoD’s conclusion that its systems must become more spectrally efficient, flexible and adaptable. In fact, these are good goals for all federal users, and CTIA looks forward to engaging with the DoD, NTIA and the whole federal user community to [...]

Channel Sharing Pilot: New Compression Technologies Offers Promising Results

On Tuesday, just two weeks after announcing a channel sharing pilot with Los Angeles broadcast television stations KLCS and KJLA, and just one week after the FCC approved the pilot project, I had the honor of joining the stations in hosting FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler for a peak of the pilot in action. CTIA believes that channel sharing [...]

CTIA on the Incentive Auction Timeline and Project Plan

Following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) presentation at its January open meeting on the Broadcast Incentive Auction, I said: “CTIA welcomes today’s FCC update on the timeline and project plan for the broadcast television incentive auction. The incentive auction is critical to unleashing necessary additional spectrum for mobile broadband, and will play an important role [...]

Americans Talk and Use Data More than Europeans

There is a troublesome trend occurring where some people are suggesting that the mobile environment in Europe is better for consumers than the U.S. This is bothersome and unfortunate since these individuals fundamentally fail to understand reality, or selectively choose facts to support their beliefs. Around the world, it is understood that the United States [...]

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