Industry ad campaign targets state taxes on wireless


WASHINGTON—The mobile phone industry today launched an ad campaign through its consumer advocacy arm to draw policy-makers’ attention to state imposition of new taxes and regulations.

The ad was produced and placed by, an affiliate of cell phone association CTIA.

Click here to view a PDF version of the ad.

The ad hits the Washington, D.C., media outlets at a time the Federal Communications Commission and Congress are considering proposals to further pre-empt state oversight of mobile phone service. The mobile phone industry claims state-by-state regulation and taxation is inconsistent with the nationwide framework of wireless service.

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