CTA Thanks FCC Leaders for Service, Commitment to Reallocating Spectrum

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and
CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, regarding the pending
departures of Chairman Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel
from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):

“We thank Chairman Wheeler and Commissioner Rosenworcel for their
service, particularly their leadership in implementing the world’s first
TV broadcast spectrum voluntary incentive auction. As our world becomes
more connected and devices become powerful hubs for our connected lives
– from wearable technology to smart home devices to self-driving cars –
we need additional licensed and unlicensed spectrum now more than ever.
Chairman Wheeler and Commissioner Rosenworcel have been key drivers of
freeing up the spectrum we need, and consumers will benefit from their

In one of Chairman Wheeler’s final
public discussions
, he’ll address CES 2017 attendees on Jan. 5 in
Las Vegas to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the FCC.

About Consumer Technology Association:

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, is the trade association
representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More
than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups;
others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of
CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical
education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering
of business and strategic relationships. The Consumer Technology
Association also owns and produces CES® – the world’s
gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer
technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry


  • CES Unveiled Las Vegas
    January 3, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES 2017 – Register
    5-8, Las Vegas, NV
  • Winter Break
    March 9-12, Snowmass, CO
  • Digital Patriots Dinner
    April 4, National Portrait Gallery
  • CES on the Hill
    April 5, Rayburn Cafeteria
  • CES Asia 2017
    June 7-9, Shanghai, China
  • CEO Summit
    June 21-24, Amalfi Coast, Italy


Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
Bronwyn Flores,

Suiters, 703-907-7654