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CTIA Statement on the FCC’s March Open Meeting

After the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) March Open Meeting, I said:  “CTIA applauds the Commission for taking action today on two key spectrum items that will expand the availability of spectrum for licensed and unlicensed use, and bring significant benefits to consumers. “The AWS-3 Report and Order will set the stage for the auction of [...]

Channel Sharing Pilot: New Compression Technologies Offers Promising Results

On Tuesday, just two weeks after announcing a channel sharing pilot with Los Angeles broadcast television stations KLCS and KJLA, and just one week after the FCC approved the pilot project, I had the honor of joining the stations in hosting FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler for a peak of the pilot in action. CTIA believes that channel sharing [...]

CTIA Statement on the D.C. Circuit Court’s Decision on Net Neutrality

Following the D.C. Circuit Court’s Decision on Net Neutrality, I said: “While we are still reviewing the text of the opinion, today’s court decision does nothing to temper CTIA members’ long-standing commitment to an open Internet and a vibrant wireless ecosystem because that’s what wireless customers demand. In fact, the United States leads the world [...]

Spectrum: The Backbone of Wireless: September WOW Policy Point

Wireless technology is connecting people and homes in previously unimaginable ways. Spectrum is the fuel that makes this wireless connection possible, but it’s a finite resource that is highly valued.  That’s why the wireless industry has been calling for the government to take unused and underutilized spectrum and auction it for its highest and best [...]

The Misguided Diversion on Spectrum by NAB

In an incredible example of misplaced focus, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) recently asked the FCC to collect more data on spectrum usage to “determine whether the spectrum crisis is, in fact, real.” It is disappointing to see that NAB continues to question the findings of numerous government and industry experts, and indeed the [...]

U.S. is (Still) the World’s 4G Wireless Leader

This afternoon, I read this story, citing the European Commission, which said only one-quarter of Europeans have 4G access. While I certainly feel badly for our European friends since they cannot enjoy the blazing fast mobile Internet speeds, this is one of the many ways the U.S. wireless industry excels. It’s also why other countries [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s NPRM for AWS

In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) release of its Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS), I said: “It’s encouraging the FCC is moving forward with its Advanced Wireless Services NPRM. The spectrum blocks identified by Congress in the 2012 Spectrum Act can play a critical role in meeting [...]

CTIA Statement on FCC Releasing Information Related to Incentive Auction Repacking

In response to the FCC releasing information on incentive auction repacking, I released the following statement: “CTIA welcomes yesterday’s FCC release of the updated software and data on repacking that will help inform the Broadcast Incentive Auction.  We look forward to reviewing and providing comment to the FCC on this matter expeditiously.  As CTIA has previously stressed, [...]

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