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Oct20

CTIA Video explains why “Wireless is Different”


When the FCC was drafting its Open Internet rules in 2010, the Commission acknowledged the need to provide a flexible, light-touch framework for the still-developing wireless broadband ecosystem. The Commission recognized that wireless networks were still evolving and that it was important to allow the pace of innovation and robust competition in the nascent marketplace to continue. In 2014 the situation looks remarkably similar: competition is just as fierce, and mobile innovation continues at a remarkable pace to meet consumer demands. It's important to note that when we talk about flexibility, it's not limited to reasonable network management – which the Commission’s rules already allow. One of the hallmarks of the wireless industry - from devices to applications to service plans -- is the broader range … Continue reading

Competition, FCC, Net Neutrality, Open Internet, Regulation, Wireless, Wireless is Different

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