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Posts Tagged ‘Broadcast Incentive Auctions’

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 on the Incentive Auction Timeline and Project Plan

Following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) presentation at its January open meeting on the Broadcast Incentive Auction, I said: “CTIA welcomes today’s FCC update on the timeline and project plan for the broadcast television incentive auction. The incentive auction is critical to unleashing necessary additional spectrum for mobile broadband, and will play an important role [...]

CTIA Statement on the Incentive Auction Timeline

Following FCC Chariman Tom Wheeler’s annoucement on the FCC’s Broadcast Incentive Auction, I said: “CTIA welcomes FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s announcement of the FCC’s Broadcast Television Spectrum Incentive Auction timeline. As CTIA has previously stressed, the incentive auction is essential to unleashing necessary additional spectrum for mobile broadband. I commend Chairman Wheeler for his efforts to [...]

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 [...]

CTIA Statement on the Incentive Auctions Update and Broadband Data Order at the FCC June Opening Meeting

After the FCC’s June Opening Meeting, I said: “CTIA is confident that the broadband data to be collected under today’s Report and Order will confirm what consumers already know: wireless users in the U.S. benefit from having access to the fastest, most ubiquitous, and most advanced wireless networks and devices, all made possible through the [...]

CTIA Response to NAB’s Spectrum Letter

In response to the NAB’s spectrum letter today, I said: “The flat-earthers at NAB are at it again, denying the existence of a spectrum crunch that experts across the developed world recognize as the most serious challenge facing the mobile industry. While the NAB is committed to its ‘deny and delay’ strategy, the mobile industry [...]

More Evidence of a Global Conspiracy?

This morning, Dow Jones ran a story looking at how Ofcom’s upcoming 4G spectrum auction is going to provide the U.K. with improved “broadband speeds, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.” In support of why the 4G spectrum auction was needed, they highlighted: Launch of 4G networks may up to GBP75 billion, or [...]

CTIA Statement After the FCC’s April Open Meeting

After the FCC’s April Open Meeting, I released the following statement on the Innovation in the Television Bands Report and Order: “Today’s adoption of the Innovation in the Television Bands Report and Order by the FCC marks another important step to freeing up valuable spectrum so the U.S. wireless industry may meet Americans’ demand for [...]

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