CTIA Statement on Delaware House Bill 189

August 31, 2017

WASHINGTON – Please attribute the following to CTIA® Senior Vice President of External and State Affairs Jamie Hastings:

"The wireless industry thanks Governor John Carney, Representative John L. Mitchell, Senator Nicole Poore, Senator Harris B. McDowell and Senator Brian Pettyjohn for their support of innovation with Delaware House Bill 189. CTIA and its members also recognize the forward-thinking efforts of Deputy Secretary Nicole Majeski and Secretary Jennifer Cohan of the Delaware Department of Transportation. Their collaborative work will help bring next-generation 5G networks and the accompanying economic and civic benefits to the residents of Delaware.

In Wilmington, Accenture estimates 5G could provide a $109 million boost to the economy. The study also estimates that the industry will invest nearly $60 million in the city to deploy the networks.”

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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.