ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, regarding President Trump’s renomination of Ajit Pai as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):
“We thank President Trump for recognizing the value, foresight and support for American innovation that Ajit Pai brings to the FCC. As the administration implements its executive order to identify unnecessarily burdensome rules and eliminate them, Chairman Pai’s firm adherence to and application of regulatory forbearance will ensure the commission focuses on rules that promote competition, innovation and flexibility.
“We look forward to working with Chairman Pai for many years to come to better deliver the anytime/anywhere access that consumers now demand and expand broadband access and digital opportunity to all Americans. And we ask the Senate to enable an efficient confirmation process.”
In January, Commissioner Pai spoke at CES 2017 about critical regulatory and policy issues including spectrum allocation, the Internet of Things, regulatory reform, disruptive innovation and technological convergence.
About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ is the trade association representing the $292 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. 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. CTA 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 services.
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