CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on FCC's Decision to Close the AWS-3 Proceeding

Sep 01, 2010, 14:48 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent released the following statement in response to the FCC's decision to close the AWS-3 proceeding:

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"We were pleased to learn that the FCC is closing the AWS-3 proceeding and will continue to focus on finding a proper pairing for the spectrum. Contrary to M2Z's statements, this is absolutely in line with the National Broadband Plan. It is an important step as it supports the efforts by the FCC, Congress and the White House to bring additional spectrum to market so the wireless ecosystem can continue to provide our consumers with the most innovative industry in the world.

"As we had argued throughout the proceeding, a designer allocation auction that would be tailored for one company was not in the public's interest, especially when that company was offering broadband service that is slow by even yesterday's standards."  

CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, DC.

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