CTIA Applauds Introduction of Rural Broadband Deployment Streamlining Act

June 15, 2017

WASHINGTON – Please attribute the following to CTIA® Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Kelly Cole:

"CTIA applauds Senators Heller and Manchin for introducing the Rural Broadband Deployment Streamlining Act. This bill will accelerate deployment of next-generation 5G networks which will grow our economy by $500 billion, generate $275 billion in investment from the wireless industry, create 3 million new jobs and result in $160 billion in savings for local communities."

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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.