CTIA President Steve Largent to Retire Next Year
CTIA President Steve Largent today announced that he will retire from his post when his current contract runs out at the end of 2014. Largest has led the CTIA since 2003. "I am extremely proud of the many achievements our team has accomplished over the past decade, and believe they have played a significant role in the fantastic and unparalleled growth of the U.S. wireless industry over that period of time," said Largent. "The coming year will be a busy one for CTIA, and above all else, I will ensure that there will be no impact on our efforts to secure certainty in the FCC auction process as well as successfully transition our trade shows into a new schedule." Largent said he is looking forward to spending more time with his family. The CTIA Wireless Association is the lobbying group that looks after the wireless industry's interests in Washington, D.C. The group will begin looking for a replacement immediately.
CTIA Hits FCC with Net Neutrality Lawsuit
The CTIA Wireless Association today filed a lawsuit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals aiming to prevent the FCC from imposing its proposed net neutrality rules.
Industry Reacts to White House Net Neutrality Push
Following the White House's request to reclassify the internet as a utility, a number of industry organizations have fielded responses. First to respond was FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.
Court Says FCC's Incentive Auction Can Proceed
A federal appeals court today denied broadcasters' bid to derail the FCC's forthcoming reverse auction. The incentive auction, set to take place in mid 2016, will see wireless companies bid for spectrum owned by television broadcasters.
CTIA Seeks to Stay FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal
The CTIA Wireless Association today filed a request to stay the FCC's Open Internet regulations. The regulations were published in the Federal Register on April 13 and are slated to become official policy 60 days from the publication date (on or about June 13).
Carriers to Rely on CTIA, Other Trade Groups to Sue FCC
AT&T, Verizon Wireless and other mobile network operators won't sue the FCC over its proposed net neutrality plans on their own, but will through a number of trade groups. Sources cited by Reuters suggest the move will allow the carriers to streamline their litigation and prevent them from becoming the targets of backlash.