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CTIA Statement on the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act

After the Digital Goods bill moved through the Judiciary Committee, I said: “CTIA thanks Chairman Goodlatte for moving the Digital Goods bill through the Judiciary Committee and Representatives Smith and Cohen for their consistent leadership on the issue. The bill offers a much-needed national framework that only Congress can enact to provide the certainty, stability […]

Exploring Ways to Promote Broadband Adoption and Deployment

Expanded access to wireless broadband can benefit all Americans by sparking innovative new business opportunities, providing Internet connections to under-served areas, improving public safety and fostering the development of countless health and education applications. This statement is as true today as it was when President Obama made it nearly five years ago. Since that time, […]

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 […]

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 regulators enjoyed quite a bit […]

A Renewed – And Much Needed – Focus on Federal Spectrum

With an anticipated House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on federal government use of spectrum tomorrow, we are entering an important phase in the effort to make more efficient use of our limited spectrum supply and to infuse the commercial mobile wireless ecosystem with the spectrum needed to drive the economy, innovation and jobs. Tomorrow’s […]

Cutting Health Costs By Going Wireless

Congestive heart failure is a struggle for patients, but for those who are in rural areas, it’s even harder since access to medical care is challenging. Rita Yazzie, featured in this video, uses monitoring equipment to transmit vital signs and blood pressure from her Navajo reservation in rural Arizona to the Flagstaff Medical Center seventy […]

The Smartest Buoy in the Bay

For more than 300 years catching fish, oysters and the famous Chesapeake Blue Crab has been a major economic driver for many Maryland residents. By using wireless interpretive buoys, vital data and information, such as speed and direction of the currents, are being transmitted to the watermen and charter captains improving their chances of a […]

Quick Facts on the U.S. Wireless Industry

A couple of weeks ago, we released our semi-annual survey. With the year-end 2012 numbers, the industry continues to grow and invest despite the current economy. The fact that our members spent the highest ever in capital expenditures in 2012 shows that they are focused on providing their customers – you and me – the […]

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