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Thank you, 9-1-1!

April is National 9-1-1 Education Month, and CTIA and the wireless industry are proud to be longstanding partners of the public safety community.

We are investing in the necessary technology so public safety may continue to receive the most accurate information using the latest mobile products and services:

Text-to-9-1-1. The national carriers ...

Wireless Emergency Alerts Explained: April WOW Insider Interview

Launching in April 2012, Wireless Emergency Alerts have already saved numerous lives. CTIA Assistant Vice President Brian Josef explains how these text-like alerts are free, but to make sure to check with your wireless carrier to see if your device is WEA-capable and service is available in your ...

Setting the Record Straight: Auctions and Net Neutrality

Last week, we showed the fallacy of the FCC’s argument that the mobile voice “case study” proves that Title II regulation won’t harm wireless investment. Unfortunately, that was not the only errant investment-related claim in the Open Internet Order.

In an all-too-perfect illustration that “correlation does not imply causation,” the ...

Step-by-Step Directions to Stop Unwanted Calls and Texts to Your Mobile Phone

CTIA and the wireless industry want to make sure that if you don’t want a call or text from certain individuals, you know that there are numerous tools and applications available to block these unwanted calls and messages.

By using these kinds of apps and features, you make the ...

CTIA Files Motion to Intervene on Behalf of the FCC Order that Requires Municipalities to Expedite Tower Modification Applications

Today, CTIA-The Wireless Association® filed a motion to intervene on behalf of the FCC Order that requires municipalities to expedite their review of tower modification applications. Unanimously approved by the FCC Commissioners on October 2014, the Order created a framework for local governments to quickly process wireless carriers’ applications to ...

A Regulatory See-Saw Out of Balance: The FCC’s Blind Eye to Effective Competition in Wireless

Since the FCC’s release of the FCC Open Internet order a few weeks ago, we have posted a series of blogs documenting the many legal, logical and procedural shortcomings that afflict the Commission’s handiwork. From a historical perspective, the most striking aspect of the Order may be how it flies ...

The Open Internet Order’s Authority Grab: Congress Calls the Tune, Not the FCC

Last week, we looked at the false equivalence the FCC engaged in with its mobile voice case study, and disproved the agency’s claims that wireless investment won’t suffer under its Open Internet Order. We now examine how the FCC usurped the policy-setting role of Congress by ...

Mobile Voice: The FCC’s Investment Sleight of Hand

Earlier this week, we pointed out how the FCC’s use of the mobile voice “case study” for regulating wireless broadband incorrectly assumes that the investment undertaken by wireless carriers in their wireless voice services is evidence that heavy-handed Title II regulation will spark the same investment for mobile ...

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