CTIA Petitions FCC for More Commercial Spectrum
Today the CTIA wireless association filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission asking it for access to more spectrum for commercial use. In the letter, the CTIA urged the FCC "to commit to identifying and allocating a significant amount of spectrum — with a goal of at least 800MHz — for licensed commercial wireless services... Such an allocation would be an important step towards meeting rapidly accelerating demand and maintaining U.S. leadership in the global mobile broadband marketplace." The CTIA labels airwaves a critical resource, and says they must be freed up immediately to prepare for the future wireless broadband needs as the adoption of wireless data services continues to grow exponentially.
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 Believes FCC's Power Should Be Kept In Check
The CTIA Wireless Association recently recommended to congress that it limit the powers of the Federal Communications Commission to regulate the wireless industry. The comments come in response to a white paper published by the House Committee On Energy and Commerce earlier this year.
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.
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).
FCC: Still Work to Do to Free Up More Spectrum
FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler underscored the need to find and free up more spectrum in a recent meeting with the Obama Administration. Wheeler met with Lawrence Strickling, the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, to discuss the FCC's progress in finding 500 megahertz of spectrum for wireless broadband.