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Implementing the Accessibility Act

Thanks to the wireless industry’s relentless competition throughout the ecosystem, countless innovative products and services have been developed to meet the demands of consumers, including the accessibility community. With so many accessibility options in wireless devices available today, CTIA created, which offers a variety of useful tools. For example, consumers can use MMF’s Global […]

Comprehensive USF and ICC Reform is Needed

In our comments to the FCC on intercarrier compensation (ICC) and legacy universal service programs, we explained why these programs must be reformed to recognize the value of wireless technology for today’s consumers. This includes eliminating marketplace-distorting regulatory arbitrage, using scarce government subsidy resources more efficiently and promoting investment into innovative technologies by commercial providers. […]

FCC: The Best Spectrum Bands for Mobile Broadband

We support and appreciate the initial efforts the FCC and NTIA have made to allocate the 500 MHz of spectrum called for by President Obama and the National Broadband Plan. With the looming spectrum crisis that’s threatening to halt the growth and innovation in our industry, we continue to urge the Commission to bring the […]

A ‘Win-Win’ with Broadcast Incentive Auctions

Last month, we summarized our comments to the FCC on the importance of utilizing broadcast incentive auctions to ease the impending spectrum crunch and promote continued wireless innovation. As we said then and have highlighted again in our reply comments on the proceeding, the Commission’s proposals in the “TV Spectrum Innovation NPRM” represent a crucial […]

Reforming Lifeline and Linkup Universal Service Programs

We have been clear on our position about the need to modernize the Universal Service Fund. We have also explained our support for the creation of a Mobility Fund. By implementing these changes, Americans in rural and urban areas will have access to wireless broadband and the many benefits it provides, such as mHealth, mLearning […]

Fixing Arbitrage Issues with ICC Reform

The intercarrier compensation (ICC) system—the way carriers exchange telecommunications traffic—is unstable, outdated and irrational. It also has a negative impact on consumers. For those who may not be as familiar with the issue, I encourage you to take a few minutes to read the ICC policy topic. In our comments to the FCC, we noted there […]

CTIA-The Wireless Association Statement on the FCC’s Adoption of the NPRM on Signal Boosters

In response to the FCC’s adoption of the signal boosters NPRM, here is a statement from CTIA-The Wireless Association’s Assistant Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Brian Josef: “While we have yet to read the NPRM, we remain concerned that poorly manufactured or improperly installed boosters can do much more harm than good for both consumers […]

The Right Way to NG911

Modernizing our emergency communications infrastructure is critical to keeping Americans safe. With almost 27 percent of U.S. consumers in wireless-only households, emergency responders must be able to receive and respond to wireless distress calls. On the blog, we’ve discussed the importance of next generation 911 (NG911) networks with location accuracy and accessibility, and today’s focus […]

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