CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on Today's Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Hearing on USF

Jun 24, 2010, 14:08 ET from CTIA

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation's hearing on "Universal Service: Transforming the High-Cost Fund for the Broadband Era," CTIA-The Wireless Association® Vice President of Government Affairs Jot Carpenter released the following statement:  

"CTIA applauds Chairman Rockefeller and the Members of the Senate Commerce Committee for holding today's hearing on the need for comprehensive reform of the FCC's High Cost Universal Service program. We look forward to working with Congress and the FCC to develop competitively- and technologically-neutral reforms that make support available for the services that consumers truly need, including mobile broadband services. With a variety of options in the marketplace, consumers have shown that they like wireless services and are demanding mobile access. It is imperative that the Universal Service program recognizes this consumer choice and facilitates the National Broadband Plan's goal to continue our global leadership in mobile broadband services."

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.