• CTIA Blog Posts
    Apr 16, 2014

    States and Localities Must be Good Stewards of Wireless Consumers’ Support for 911

    As April is “911 Education Month,” it’s a good time to think about how the wireless industry and its consumers support our nation’s 911 communication system. Americans use wireless to contact 911 services more than 400,000 times per day to save lives, stop crimes and help others in emergencies. But the numbers don’t tell the [...]

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Apr 11, 2014

    What You Should Know about Text-to-911

    April is “National 911 Education Month,” so it’s a good time to say thanks to first responders – and their families – who are tirelessly and selflessly dedicating themselves to saving protecting people and saving lives. It’s also important that we understand how to use 911 in an emergency, especially as wireless embarks upon a [...]

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Apr 10, 2014

    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 [...]

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Apr 9, 2014

    The Evolution of the AMBER Alerts via WEA

    Since its inception, the AMBER Alert program helped recover nearly 700 abducted children. Thanks to WEA AMBER Alerts, these notices about abducted children who are in danger are being sent to even more people. Statistics show that the first three hours after an abduction are the most critical in recovery efforts, and being able to [...]

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Apr 4, 2014

    Johns Hopkins: Disaster Planning Apps: April WOW Wireless Lifechanger

    In the face of disasters or epidemics, the best laid plans may be overwhelmed by the magnitude of the damage or the number of injuries. To help better plan for these disasters, researchers at the Johns Hopkins National Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response (PACER) developed apps that help hospitals and [...]

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Apr 3, 2014

    Location-Accuracy: Finding Those in Need: April WOW Insider Interview

    Americans make more than 400,000 wireless 911 calls every day, but wireless devices offer so much more to first responders than a phone call. CTIA Assistant Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Brian Josef discusses how wireless assists 911 operators, the current state of location services and the future of E911.

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Apr 2, 2014

    Text-to-911: What is Your Emergency?: April WOW Policy Point

    Over the past decade, texting has become an integral part of how we communicate with friends and family, but it also plays a vital role in emergencies, especially for those with disabilities. Learn about the development and adoption of text-to-911 service, and what it means for consumers.

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Apr 1, 2014

    AT&T: Network Disaster Recovery Drill: April WOW Wireless at Work

    When disaster strikes, people need their wireless devices more than ever, which is why wireless carriers invest millions of dollars in strengthening their networks, upgrading their capabilities and making sure their response teams and back-ups are ready to go. Watch AT&T put its Network Disaster Recovery team to the test in one of their emergency [...]

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Mar 31, 2014

    CTIA Statement on the FCC’s March Open Meeting

    After the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) March Open Meeting, I said:  “CTIA applauds the Commission for taking action today on two key spectrum items that will expand the availability of spectrum for licensed and unlicensed use, and bring significant benefits to consumers. “The AWS-3 Report and Order will set the stage for the auction of [...]

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Mar 27, 2014

    CTIA Statement on the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness Approval of IPAWS Modernization Act

    In response to the U.S. House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness approving the IPAWS Modernization Act (H.R. 3283), I said:  "We appreciate the Subcommittee's effort to modernize IPAWS while respecting and protecting the work that wireless carriers have put in to deliver Wireless Emergency Alerts. “Since WEA debuted two years ago, the system has [...]

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Mar 11, 2014

    Divide: Protecting Employee’s Privacy and Company Data

    When an employee uses a smartphone or tablet for both business and personal use, it’s hard to separate the personal data from the sensitive corporate data that IT professionals must secure. A MobileCON 2013 MobITs Award finalist, Divide’s Director of Business Development Andy Zmolek demonstrates the company’s BYOD solution that separates and protects the user’s [...]

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Mar 5, 2014

    Transparency in Mobile Apps: March WOW Insider Interview

    What type of data do apps collect, and how are they using them? CTIA Vice President of Privacy Debbie Matties discusses app transparency, particularly what developers should do so users understand privacy policies and how to protect their information.

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Mar 4, 2014

    Securing Data on All Platforms: March WOW Policy Point

    As technology becomes more sophisticated, so do the methods cyberthieves use to breach consumer data. From securing wireless networks to investing millions of dollars in cybersecurity measures, learn about the wireless industry’s efforts to secure user data and what the industry needs from policymakers to address and protect consumers from new threats.

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Mar 3, 2014

    What’s in a Privacy Policy?: March WOW Wireless at Work

    Many apps use data such as your location to enrich your mobile experience, but many consumers are unaware of the information their favorite apps collect and how it’s used. Jonathan Zuck of the Association of Competitive Technology discusses the importance of privacy policies and the need to create readable versions.

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Feb 27, 2014

    Virtual Danger, Real Lesson: Texting and Driving Simulator

    A major hurdle to combating distracted driving is the idea among some drivers, especially teens, that texting and driving is okay. To help illustrate just how dangerous this practice is, the It Can Wait campaign developed the Texting and Driving Simulator. The simulator provides users the ability to try to text while driving, but safely [...]

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