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Meanwhile, Mr. Largent also complained about the unfair tax burden the wireless industry has to shoulder. Consumers are stuck paying an average of about 16 percent in tax.

“Let’s just call a time out on any new taxes that are wireless specific,” he said. “Don’t just look at the wireless industry to get more money.”

CTIA is backing several tax bills that would solve this problem. The Wireless Tax Fairness Act appears to be getting bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.

CTIA also wants the 911 tax to be designated specifically for 911 service. “What we’re seeing happen in state after state after state is they’re using it for general revenue,” he explained. “The problem is when a state runs into problems with their 911 service and they don’t have any money left, then that’s going to be an issue for everybody.”

Mr. Largent said CTIA has a strong relationship with the FCC, but he disagrees with the regulator including his group in recent net neutrality rules.

“This administration has been really an advocate for the wireless industry, and the only exception I would make is the net neutrality rules,” he said.

“We argued and argued and argued and said we don’t need this applied to us,” he added. “The truth is they listened to us. They exempted wireless, for the most part, out of the net neutrality rules. So we’re pleased with that.”