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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. [...]

CTIA Statement on Today’s FCC Open Meeting

Today I released this statement on the FCC’s Open Meeting: “With 80 percent of wireless-related complaints coming from third parties sending unwanted text messages and making unsolicited phone calls, consumers are the winners from the FCC’s re affirmation today. As CTIA had requested this January, any autodialed text message sent to a wireless device without [...]

“Appy” Holidays: The First Billion Download Week

I ran across this headline earlier in the week, and the clever turn-of-phrase both extended the holiday cheer here at CTIA and highlighted a remarkable achievement in the mobile market: 1.2 billion apps were downloaded during the last week of 2011, and that’s just for iOS and Android, according to Flurry. One-point-two-billion! While the growth [...]

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

Today, the U.S. House Republican leadership released the Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act, which will be voted on next week. Following release of the legislation, I released this statement: “CTIA applauds introduction of the Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act. The spectrum provisions in the bill will make a substantial [...]

National Journal Live “Technology 2012 and Beyond” Policy Event Highlights

Speakers at the National Journal Live policy briefing “Technology 2012 and Beyond” on November 16 discussed some of the wireless industry’s most pressing issues, including the need for more spectrum, the harm of prescriptive regulation and the taxation of digital goods. Speakers appearing in this highlight reel include: Steve Largent, President and CEO, CTIA-The Wireless [...]

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