WIA Statement on FCC’s Mobile Wireless Competition Report

The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) has issued the following statement from Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of WIA, regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s Mobile Wireless Competition Report.

“Anybody who has turned on a television knows from being bombarded with commercials that wireless is a competitive industry. WIA is pleased the new leadership at the Commission confirms what we have known for years: there is a price war going on in a highly competitive industry. Prices don’t drop by double-digit percentages – all while bandwidth per customer goes up – unless the wireless industry is competitive. Our industry has single-handedly dropped the entire U.S. CPI!  The report correctly shows that consumers are benefiting from a choice of wireless providers, lower and multiple pricing plans, expanded data capacity and different service offerings. The competitive nature of the industry has afforded the ability to both invest billions of dollars into the network, while providing consumers ever lower cost per megabit.”