WASHINGTON, January 31, 2017 – Please attribute the following to CTIA® president and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker:
“CTIA and the wireless industry applaud Chairman Pai’s leadership in forming the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee to reduce regulatory impediments and accelerate broadband deployment. Accenture reports that the wireless industry looks to invest $275 billion in communities across the country over the next decade to build out next-generation 5G wireless infrastructure, which will support 3 million new jobs and contribute $500 billion to the American economy. As we plan for this investment, the wireless industry welcomes the opportunity to work collaboratively with communities, consumers and government at every level on effective ways to streamline and accelerate wireless infrastructure deployment.”
CTIA® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.