CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on the FCC's NPRM Examining Ways to Address Contraband Cellphones in Prisons

May 02, 2013, 09:46 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Upon Release of the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Examining Ways to Address Contraband Cellphones in Prisons, CTIA-The Wireless Association® Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Christopher Guttman-McCabe said:

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"We applaud the Commission for continuing the effort to identify ways to combat the problem of contraband phones in prisons, while ensuring that legal communications – such as public safety officials and consumers – are not prevented from using their wireless devices in any way by illegal jamming technologies. As we have seen from successful demonstrations and deployments across the country, non-interfering technologies, such as cell detection and managed access, are lawful, scalable and available today. This is an important issue for the wireless industry, and we look forward to working with the Commission on this proceeding." 

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, D.C.

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