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CTIA Statement on Letter from Ayotte, Shaheen and Collins to FCC on Field Office Closings

After Senators Ayotte, Shaheen and Collins wrote of the possible FCC field office closings, I issued the following statement:

“CTIA greatly appreciates and shares the concern expressed by Senators Ayotte, Shaheen and Collins. Field staff play a critical role in the timely resolution of interference issues, something that is of vital ...

CTIA Statement on the Matsui-Booker Lifeline Legislation

After Congresswoman Matsui and Senator Booker released their Lifeline legislation, I issued the following statement:

“We appreciate Congresswoman Matsui and Senator Booker for releasing their Lifeline modernization legislation. As we will say in our testimony [PDF] tomorrow at the Senate Subcommittee on Communications’ hearing, we support efforts to expand mobile ...

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Lifeline Proposal

After the FCC released its Lifeline proposal, I issued the following statement:

“The Lifeline program provides millions of low-income Americans the ability to be connected to work, health care and 9-1-1. We look forward to working with the FCC as it evolves this critical program in a manner that is fiscally ...

CTIA Statement on the FCC Consumer Protection Proposals

In response to the FCC releasing its consumer protection proposals, I issued the following statement:

“Collectively through CTIA as well as individually, wireless companies have sought to empower customers, through education and the development of tools to block fraudulent and unwanted communications. There are a variety of apps and features available ...

CTIA Statement on the Renomination of FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

In response to FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel being renominated, I issued the following statement:

“CTIA and its member companies congratulate Commissioner Rosenworcel on her renomination to the FCC. She has been a tireless advocate to make more spectrum available to meet Americans’ mobile connected lives. We look forward to continuing to ...

Looking Backward To a Permission-Free Innovation Zone

For years, the mobile wireless ecosystem has been characterized by new, creative offers that benefit consumers in the form of tangible and intangible economic and social welfare benefits. Unfortunately, since the adoption of the FCC’s Open Internet Order, we are already starting to see permission-less innovation occurring in industry sectors ...

VITA 2015 Reception Recap

Last night at the VITA 2015 Reception, the wireless industry celebrated connectivity and the power of mobility as a force for good. It was also an occasion to support the important work of The Wireless Foundation as well as recognize Senator John Thune with the first-ever ...

The Last Laugh

In 1959 – decades before the commercialization of mobile phones – an economist at the University of Virginia proposed a novel theory as to how the FCC should issue licenses for use of the airwaves: auction them. Professor Ronald Coase’s proposal was not particularly well-received, including at the FCC where ...

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