WASHINGTON – After filing comments to NTIA on its proposed Research Agenda, the following should be attributed to CTIA® Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Scott Bergmann:
"CTIA applauds NTIA and the National Science Foundation for exploring ways to better inform broadband policy development across the country. In particular, we encourage the agencies to study the impact on broadband deployment of siting and infrastructure polices at the federal, state and local levels. As wireless providers continue to roll out today’s 4G LTE networks and look ahead to 5G, we encourage policymakers at all levels of government to reduce regulatory barriers to spur even greater social and economic benefits for consumers."
CTIA® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.