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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 that the Open Internet Order […]

CTIA Files Stay of FCC’s Internet Regulations at the U.S. Court of Appeals

Today, CTIA and other members of the broadband industry filed a request for a partial stay of the FCC’s Open Internet regulations  at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. After filing the partial stay request, I said: “CTIA is seeking a stay to preserve the light-touch regulatory regime that, until […]

CTIA Seeks Stay of FCC’s Internet Regulations

Today, CTIA-The Wireless Association® sought a partial stay of the FCC’s Open Internet regulations. After filing the stay request, I said: “We are very confident the courts will ultimately reject the FCC’s abandonment of its highly successful bipartisan regulatory approach for mobile broadband. Today, with our stay petition, we are asking that the status quo be […]

The FCC’s 3.5 GHz Order

Earlier today, the FCC voted to free up more spectrum for wireless broadband using an experimental sharing framework in the 3.5 GHz band. Reform of the 3.5 GHz band has been a challenging process, and I commend the FCC, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, incumbent federal users and industry for their hard work in […]

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 broadband. Let’s dig a little deeper into […]

CTIA Statement on the Broadband Opportunity Council

Following President Obama’s announcement of the Broadband Opportunity Council, I said:  “Today, President Obama acknowledged that 98 percent of Americans have access to 4G/LTE service, further confirmation that Americans benefit from a dynamically competitive wireless industry that continuously provides consumers with faster network speeds, more coverage and more capacity. We fully support the White House’s laudable […]

Open Internet Order: A Harmful Decision Curing No Harms

In our posts earlier this week on wireless competition, switching costs and consumer-friendly mobile services, we explained how the Open Internet Order places the FCC far from its historic role as a data-driven expert agency engaged in fact-based decision making. Today, we show how that same pattern holds true in its discussion of harms – […]

That Didn’t Take Long …

The FCC has yet to release the Net Neutrality Order and we are already seeing in the New York Times mobile providers around the globe trying to capitalize on the expected loss of investment and innovation in the U.S. wireless market. In a sadly foreseeable development, reports surfaced that European telecom executives believe that the […]

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