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CTIA Statement on the Introduction of the Efficient Use of Government Spectrum Act

After Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the “Efficient Use of Government Spectrum Act” calling for spectrum in the 1755-1780 MHz band to be reallocated from federal use to commercial use, I issued this statement: “Reallocation of the 1755 to 1780 megahertz band is a high priority for CTIA and its members [...]

CTIA Statement on the Appointment of Members to the Bipartisan Federal Spectrum Working Group

After Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA) announced the members of the bipartisan Federal Spectrum Working Group, I released the following statement: “CTIA welcomes the announcement of the working group and looks forward to helping its members identify additional spectrum that can be brought to market for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

CTIA Statement on the NTIA’s Spectrum Report

After the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released its spectrum report, I issued the following statement: “While we are eager to read the report, we are happy to learn that NTIA concludes that they will be able to repurpose the 1755 to 1850 MHz bands. This hard work and commitment [...]

CTIA Letters to FCC and NTIA on Implementation of Spectrum Legislation

Today, Steve Largent, President and CEO of CTIA – the Wireless Association® sent a letter to FCC Chairman Genachowski, Commissioner McDowell and Commissioner Clyburn addressing implementation of the recently-passed spectrum legislation. A similar letter was sent to NTIA Assistant Secretary Strickling. The letter applauds the Commission and the Administration for their efforts to enact the [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s NPRM and NOI on Advanced Wireless in the 2 GHz Band

After the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Open Meeting today where the Advanced Wireless in the 2 GHz band NPRM and NOI were adopted, I issued this statement: “CTIA commends the FCC for taking steps to bring the 2 GHz Mobile Satellite Spectrum to market for mobile wireless broadband services. While we have not yet had [...]

CTIA Statement on the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act

After President Obama signed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act into law last night, I released the following statement: “The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act is an important piece of legislation that was a culmination of more than three years of education and advocacy by CTIA and its members [...]

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