Senate Commerce Committee Passes MOBILE NOW Act

Washington — The Senate Commerce Committee approved the MOBILE NOW Act Thursday, adopting multiple amendments from Senators on the committee.  The bill, co-sponsored by Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL), seeks to boost the development of 5G by promoting more spectrum for commercial use and streamlining wireless network deployment.  …

SaveWirelessChoice.com Coalition Launched

Washington — Today CCIA joined a broad group of public interest groups, wireless carriers, and consumer and trade groups in launching the SaveWirelessChoice.com coalition. SaveWirelessChoice.com is calling for adoption of pro-competitive rules for the 600 MHz incentive auction scheduled for early 2016 to prevent the perpetuation of a spectrum duopoly. The incentive auction will be…

CCIA Praises Wireless Legislation To Free Spectrum, Reduce “Last Mile” Access Congestion

Washington — Congress is hearing Americans’ complaints about wireless Internet access and some are calling for change with new legislation to improve spectrum use efficiency.  A new Senate bill joins other government initiatives aimed at freeing up underutilized spectrum blocks. While Internet access has become essential to Americans’ daily life and work, mobile access is…