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Posts Tagged ‘FCC Filings’

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The intercarrier compensation (ICC) system—the way carriers exchange telecommunications traffic—is unstable, outdated and irrational.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 […]

E-911 and Location Accuracy

First responders must know your location so they can effectively respond to your emergency call. As we’ve said before on the blog, your wireless device is fundamentally a public safety tool and your lifeline if you need help. CTIA and the wireless industry believe all Americans should have access to Enhanced 911 (E-911) services, including […]

Hearing Aid Compatibility: A Success for the Accessibility Community

The wireless industry has worked hard to serve the accessibility community, and we are proud of the strides we have made. As we announced last week at the show, we have updated our to help people with disabilities find the right wireless devices and service plans. Thanks to the MMF’s GARI system, the website […]

To Manage Wireless Accounts, Consumers Benefit from Education, Not Regulation

We recently submitted reply comments to the FCC urging them to proceed cautiously on the “bill shock” matter. According to the FCC’s 2010 survey, more than 92 percent of wireless device users are satisfied with their service. Don’t get us wrong, we’re working hard to get the remaining 8 percent, but it’s great to have […]

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