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CTIA Statement on the FCC’s CMRS Report

Following the release of the FCC’s CMRS report, I said: “The FCC’s report yet again proves that America’s wireless users enjoy a variety of choices, from carriers to service plans to devices. According to both the FCC’s report released today and more recent figures on the competitive landscape of America’s wireless industry, 97 percent of […]

New Technical Report on Role of Mobile Network Management in the Open Internet Debate

I’m pleased to announce that earlier today, we submitted a new technical report in the FCC’s Open Internet docket examining the unique technical challenges faced by mobile broadband providers and their impact on Open Internet policy. While lawyers and policy analysts will always be a part of this debate, this paper provides a crucial technical […]

The FCC’s Incentive Auction – A Down Payment on the Next Generation of Mobility

Last week, the FCC voted to take a significant step in freeing up additional spectrum to meet Americans’ unquenchable thirst for mobile broadband service. A textbook example of a “win-win,” the incentive auction’s historic market-based framework will help ensure that the U.S. continues as the mobile ecosystem’s undisputed global leader. While the details of the […]

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 […]

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