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Press Release, Statement

Press Release, Statement

April 30, 2018

CTIA and ASCA Statement on Contraband Phones Task Force Meeting .

WASHINGTON – The following statement is for joint attribution to CTIA®, the wireless industry association, and the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) following today’s contraband phones task force meeting in Washington, D.C.

“ASCA and CTIA are committed to protecting the public from the dangers posed by contraband cellphones in the hands of prison inmates. We welcome the FCC’s continued focus on this problem and today’s task force meeting marked the beginning of an important partnership. It’s clear there’s no easy answer, but ASCA and CTIA launched an initiative today to begin to identify and test solutions in the coming months for stamping out the use of contraband cellphones.”

CTIA® ( 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.

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