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Wireless industry group comes up with an awful anti-Title II video

For years now, CTIA has been busy lobbying for wireless carriers to be exempt from any net neutrality rules.
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February 5, 2015
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CTIA is the wireless industry’s lobbying arm with members including AT&T and Verizon. For years now, CTIA has been busy lobbying for wireless carriers to be exempt from any net neutrality rules.

In the past, CTIA has also pushed for carriers to have the ability to implement just about every anti-consumer action possible.

  • Which group has consistently resisted any change to the absurd cellphone unlocking laws? CTIA. In fact, when the FCC asked the CTIA to comply with voluntary guidelines with cellphone unlocking, the biggest issue was CTIA’s insistence on consumers NOT be automatically informed when their device is able to be unlocked.
  • When carriers were interested in blocking GPS radio access so that consumers would be forced to use the carrier GPS apps, CTIA pushed for it.
  • When carriers wanted all tethering to be blocked so that consumers would be forced to pay more per month, CTIA pushed for it.
  • For years, CTIA has continued claiming that the wireless industry is in trouble unless their members continue receiving special treatment during spectrum auctions.

So, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at CTIA now pushing back against recent Title II talk. But how would CTIA respond to recent events? With their own ridiculously terrible video.

When you get through the terrible acting, you can see that CTIA is pushing the same debunked garbage that they have been pushing for years now. Going back to 2012, CTIA has supported plans by its members to force destination services, such as Google or Netflix, to pay for access to their customers.