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CTIA Statement on the FCC’s NPRM on an Incentive Auction of Broadcast Television Spectrum

After the FCC’s Open Meeting today, I released the following statement: “Today’s action by the Chairman and Commissioners was an important step toward alleviating the looming spectrum crisis that we’ve been warning policymakers about for the last three years. “Since spectrum is a finite resource, we’re pleased the Commission has begun the process of establishing […]

Tech and Telecom Associations Agree More Spectrum is Needed

Late yesterday, CTIA and six tech and telecom trade associations (ITI, High-Tech Spectrum Coalition, TIA, Wireless Broadband Coalition, CEA and 4G Americas) sent a letter to Chairmen Upton and Walden and Ranking Members Waxman and Eshoo to continue to highlight the wireless industry’s need for more spectrum. The allocation of additional spectrum to support licensed […]

By the Numbers: The App Economy

This morning, the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade will have a hearing on “Where the Jobs Are: There’s an App for That.” To highlight just how important the app economy is to our country, here are some statistics: While the hearing is focused solely on apps, I want to highlight the indisputable fact […]

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 […]

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