CTIA Statement on LTE-U Letter from Six U.S. Senators to FCC Chairman Wheeler
Jul 31, 2015
WASHINGTON - In response to the letter from U.S. Senators Schatz, Blumenthal, Udall, Markey, Cantwell and McCaskill to FCC Chairman Wheeler, the following statement should be attributed to Tom Power, SVP and General Counsel for CTIA-The Wireless Association[®:
"The cable industry’s continued efforts to inhibit the roll out of new wireless services that could help deliver consumers better service and new Internet of Things offerings is disappointing. LTE-U is pro-consumer and pro-competition, and will co-exist with other users of unlicensed. There is no need or basis for the FCC to intervene. The FCC does not approve particular technologies for use in the unlicensed bands, and cable’s request flies in the face of their own rhetoric that unlicensed spectrum works because of 'permissionless innovation.' Unlicensed should remain free for all to innovate and deliver new services to consumers, not just cable broadband subscribers."
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