CTIA Statement on FCC Proceeding to Combat Contraband Phone Use in Prisons

June 19, 2017

WASHINGTON – Please attribute the following to CTIA® Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Scott Bergmann:

“Contraband cellphones have no place in prisons. The wireless industry has a long track record of working with the corrections community and we welcome the FCC’s focus on workable solutions to stop contraband phone use.”

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