CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on the FCC's NPRM on Incentive Auctions

Sep 07, 2012, 11:39 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Please attribute to the following statement to CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent:

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"We are very pleased the Chairman and Commissioners are beginning the process to implement the incentive auction provisions that were in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act. For more than three years, we have worked with the Chairman and Commissioners, the Administration and members of Congress to secure bipartisan and bicameral support to bring more spectrum to auction.  

"We appreciate that the Commission will take a thoughtful, thorough and efficient approach in this proceeding so the unused and underutilized spectrum is reallocated to its highest and best use in an accelerated timeframe.

"As CTIA has consistently stated, the economic impact of bringing additional spectrum to market will be tremendous. The FCC is taking a vital step that will foster continued growth in the U.S. while encouraging wireless innovation that will have a significant impact on many additional sectors of our economy, including education, healthcare, transportation and energy."                 

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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