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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 [...]

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

Today I released this statement: “For more than three years, CTIA and its members have been advocating for more spectrum so America’s wireless industry can remain the world’s leader in the deployment of advanced wireless services. Today’s bipartisan vote to pass  the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, which includes provisions to make [...]

Congress is Close to Enacting Spectrum Legislation

Congress is close to enactment of spectrum legislation and while not every “t” is crossed or “i” dotted yet, no less than The Wall Street Journal sees fit to deem it a “boon for wireless.” I agree. The bi-partisan bill will: Authorize the FCC to conduct incentive auctions to make bands currently occupied by television [...]

CTIA Statement on the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011

Today I issued this statement: “Today’s action to make repurposed broadcast spectrum available for wireless broadband service is vital to ensuring America’s wireless industry remains the world’s leader in the deployment of 4G services. “As the Administration, Members of Congress, the FCC and other policymakers have recognized, making additional spectrum available for wireless broadband services [...]

Working Together to Solve our Nation’s Growing Spectrum Challenges

This week could end up being a good week for American consumers and the U.S. economy. Specifically, it looks like House and Senate conferees may strike a deal on payroll tax legislation that includes landmark spectrum reform provisions – led by new authority to conduct voluntary incentive auctions. This potential good news couldn’t come sooner. [...]

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