WASHINGTON – CTIA® has issued the enclosed statement from its Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Scott Bergmann, after filing comments with the FCC today in response to its “Restoring Internet Freedom” proceeding. CTIA supports net neutrality and commends FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for seeking to remove the harmful application of “Title II” utility rules to broadband service.
“An open Internet is critical for U.S. economic growth and that’s why we have urged the FCC today to return to a framework for regulating broadband that supports the dynamic and competitive nature of America’s world-leading mobile wireless market. We are hopeful Congress will adopt bipartisan legislation to create a permanent framework that fosters continued wireless investment and innovation.”
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CTIA® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.