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CTIA Statement After the Mark-Up of the JOBS Act of 2011 by the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee

After the mark-up of the Jumpstarting Opportunity with Broadband Spectrum (JOBS) Act of 2011 by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee, I released this statement: “CTIA is pleased that the subcommittee approved the JOBS Act to authorize incentive auctions and free additional spectrum for wireless broadband services. We thank Subcommittee Chairman [...]

CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee Spectrum Mark-Up

After the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee announced the mark-up of the Jumpstarting Opportunity with Broadband Spectrum (JOBS) Act of 2011 on December 1, I issued this statement: “CTIA and the wireless industry welcome the mark-up of the JOBS Act of 2011. This bill takes the important step of authorizing voluntary [...]

CTIA Statement on Supercommittee

“The wireless industry’s need for additional spectrum is well documented. If the supercommittee process doesn’t provide a path to addressing our need for more spectrum, then there are other vehicles available that will ensure our members can access unused or underutilized spectrum and meet consumers’ demand for wireless broadband services. We look forward to working [...]

Rapid Data Use Increase Means More Spectrum is Needed

Speaking at the National Journal Live policy briefing “Technology 2012 and Beyond” on November 16, CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent says that the U.S. needs more spectrum because of the rapid increase in mobile data. Wireless data use grew 110 percent over the first six months of 2011 compared to 2010 and it is [...]

Ericsson Commends Wireless Industry for Using Innovative Approaches to Secure More Spectrum

After participating on the CTIA/FCBA policy panel “Wireless Infrastructure” at CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS™ 2011, Jared Carlson, Director of Industry and Government Relations at Ericsson, said in order to meet wireless broadband demand, more spectrum is needed. Carlson commended the other panelists for using innovative approaches to secure more clear and unencumbered spectrum for wireless [...]

Spectrum: Fact-based Brochure

Last night, we updated our Facebook page with new material about the U.S. wireless industry to help inform policymakers and consumers about a variety of topics, including spectrum. We also highlighted some wireless industry stats and policy issues. CTIA created a tab for consumers with tips on everything from parental control features and tools to [...]

Batter Up! All Eyes on NTIA

As I was bemoaning another poor effort by the football team that I root for on Monday night (yes, the “Dream Team” Eagles) and simultaneously tinkering with this blog post, I began to long for spring training and the start of baseball season (at least the Phillies will make the playoffs. I hope.). So, as I [...]

CTIA at Wireless EdTech: More Spectrum for Mobile Learning

CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent spoke at the Wireless EdTech Conference 2011 in D.C. on October 20-21. In his remarks, he explains that the U.S. is facing a looming spectrum crisis due to ever-increasing demand for wireless data. Largent describes that for the second year in a row, data traffic has increased [...]

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