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Press Release, Statement

Press Release, Statement

January 10, 2019

CTIA and ASCA Statement on January 2019 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) about today’s contraband phones task force meeting in New Orleans:

“CTIA and ASCA are today holding a task force meeting on the important issue of combatting the use of contraband cellphones by prison inmates. The meeting includes a preliminary review of testing results on managed access systems and jamming technologies, as well as a discussion about best practices. We continue to be encouraged by the collaboration between corrections officials and the wireless industry to address this important issue.”

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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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