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CTIA Statement After President Obama Signed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act into Law

In response to U.S. President Barack Obama signing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act (S. 517) into law, I said: “Again, CTIA thanks Senator Leahy and Congressman Goodlatte for their work in crafting a piece of legislation that promotes consumer flexibility without imposing new regulations on America’s wireless carriers. They are to be [...]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House of Representatives Passed the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

After the U.S. House of Representatives passed on a voice vote the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086), I said: “We appreciate Chairman Goodlatte’s leadership in the effort to pass PITFA, which will help keep the Internet affordable and Americans connected. We hope the Senate moves expeditiously to follow suit and alleviate provider and [...]

CTIA Statement After the Introduction of the E-LABEL Act

After the introduction of the E-LABEL Act by Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), I said: “CTIA thanks Chairman Rockefeller and Senator Fischer for their bipartisan leadership on the E-LABEL Act. The communications industry has changed dramatically in the 40 years since the Commission adopted its initial rules on device labeling. It’s [...]

CTIA Statement After the US Senate Judiciary Committee Mark-Up of the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act

In response to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee mark-up of the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act (S. 517), I said: “We appreciate the Judiciary Committee’s effort to strike an appropriate balance by authorizing unlocking without imposing obligations on carriers. We view the bill approved today as consistent with Chairman Leahy’s original proposal, which [...]

CTIA Statement on U.S. Senators Rubio and Booker 5 GHz Band Legislation

After U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) released their legislation that would free additional unlicensed spectrum in the 5 GHz band, I said: “CTIA appreciates Senator Rubio’s and Senator Booker’s leadership in pushing to make additional spectrum available for unlicensed use. Freeing additional spectrum in the 5 gigahertz band will help us [...]

CTIA Statement After the House Judiciary Committee Markup of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

After the U.S. House Judiciary Committee markup of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086), I said: “With today’s action, the House Judiciary Committee has taken an important step toward heading off Internet access taxation. We hope the full House will follow suit as soon as possible. “CTIA thanks Chairman Goodlatte for his leadership [...]

CTIA Statement on U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s Wireless Spectrum Legislation

After U.S. Senator Marco Rubio announced he will introduce wireless spectrum legislation, I said: “We’re excited Senator Rubio is so committed to encouraging continued growth and innovation in the wireless ecosystem. Forward-looking spectrum policy like this bill will encourage investment and economic growth, while helping the wireless industry to stay ahead of consumers’ continued demand [...]

Support the Internet Tax Freedom Act to Keep Internet Affordable

As part of the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) Coalition, 29 bipartisan groups sent a letter to members of Congress asking them to support the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086) and the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act (S. 1431). Those proposals are aimed at making permanent a moratorium on Internet access taxes, which [...]

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