CTIA will 'unequivocally' oppose Genachowski effort if he strengthens wireless rules

CTIA, the wireless industry association, is OK with the FCC's net-neutrality plan as it was proposed last week — but if the rules are strengthened, the association will oppose the effort.

"We're not happy where he's at, but we can live with the rules that have been proposed," said Steve Largent, the association's president, on Friday.

If anything more than "a thee or thou" changes, Largent said the wireless industry will "unequivocally" not support the proposal.

"We think we've compromised right now," he said. "Any substantive change that applies more regulation to the wireless space would be opposed by the wireless association."

CTIA officials will meet with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Michael Copps, they said. The two Democrats are the deciding votes on the net-neutrality plan, and each favors stronger wireless rules.

The commissioners will vote on the proposal on Dec. 21.