CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on the House Energy

After the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee announced the mark-up of the Jumpstarting Opportunity with Broadband Spectrum (JOBS) Act of 2011 on December 1, CTIA-The Wireless Association ® President and CEO Steve Largent issued this statement:

“CTIA and the wireless industry welcome the mark-up of the JOBS Act of 2011. This bill takes the important step of authorizing voluntary incentive auctions, which will make a substantial down payment toward solving the looming spectrum crisis.

“The facts prove that more spectrum for the U.S. wireless industry will have a significantly positive impact as our members continue to invest, innovate and lead the world. Our members want to spend money for this valuable and finite resource so we can continue to create jobs and boost our nation’s economy.

“Congress should make every effort to get this done this year. America and Americans can’t afford to wait.”

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.