WASHINGTON – Please attribute the following to CTIA® President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker:
"On behalf of CTIA and the wireless industry, we applaud the selection of Representative Walden as the new chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. He has long championed the importance of spectrum, common sense regulation and broadband policies that promote investment and innovation. We look forward to working closely with Chairman-elect Walden, Representative Shimkus and Representative Barton next year on spectrum and infrastructure reform, and the opportunity to build a foundation for tens of billions in investment in 5G and the Internet of Things. We also thank Chairman Upton for all he did to promote innovation, jobs and investment during his six-year tenure as Chairman.”
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.