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CTIA Statement on the FCC’s NPRM on Incentive Auctions

Following the FCC’s NPRM on Incentive Auctions, I issued the following statement: “We are very pleased the Chairman and Commissioners are beginning the process to implement the incentive auction provisions that were in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act. For more than three years, we have worked with the Chairman and Commissioners, [...]

Additional Spectrum Will Fuel One of the Few Robust Sectors of Our Economy

Were you aware that the U.S. wireless industry is one of the strongest markets, if not the strongest market in our economy today? Did you know that if 500 additional MHz of spectrum becomes available for commercial use, more people will have jobs, the government will be able to whittle away at its overwhelming debt [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s STA Grant in the 1755-1780 MHz Band

After the FCC’s STA grant in the 1755-1780 MHz Band announcement, I issued the following statement: “We are pleased that the Commission has granted an authorization for testing in the 1755-1780 MHz band, which has been identified as a critical source of spectrum for meeting our nation’s mobile broadband needs. This testing will provide valuable insight [...]

CTIA Statement on PCAST Government Spectrum Report

After the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released its report “Realizing the Full Potential of Government-Held Spectrum to Spur Economic Growth,” I released the following statement: “We thank the Administration and PCAST for focusing on the need to make more efficient use of spectrum currently assigned to federal government users. As [...]

CTIA on the “Future of Video”

This morning, the House Subcommittee on Communications & Technology held a hearing on “The Future of Video.” Among the witnesses participating in today’s hearing was David Barrett of Hearst Television, who appeared on behalf of the National Association of Broadcasters. Barrett predictably opened his testimony by addressing the ongoing implementation of the repacking and incentive [...]

Investment + Commitment + Spectrum = Benefits for Wireless Consumers

In our initial comments for the FCC’s 16th Annual Mobile Competition Report, we shared data from our semi-annual survey that proves the U.S. wireless industry is competitive which means great benefits for consumers. In our reply comments, we provided third party research that shows the U.S. leads the world in wireless even though we have [...]

CTIA Wireless: More Spectrum Boon to Economy

Steve Largent, President and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association®, references a report from Recon Analytics that found that the economic impact from the National Broadband Plan’s 500 MHz of additional spectrum would create an additional $166 billion to GDP, generate $37 billion in government revenue and add 350,000 jobs. Visit the International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012 [...]

CTIA Response to NAB’s Spectrum Letter

In response to the NAB’s spectrum letter today, I said: “The flat-earthers at NAB are at it again, denying the existence of a spectrum crunch that experts across the developed world recognize as the most serious challenge facing the mobile industry. While the NAB is committed to its ‘deny and delay’ strategy, the mobile industry [...]

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