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Press Release

February 7, 2018

CTIA Applauds Representatives Lance and Doyle on Bipartisan Airwaves Act Introduction .

Kelly Cole
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs

WASHINGTON  – Please attribute the following to CTIA® Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Kelly Cole.

“CTIA applauds Representatives Lance and Doyle for their bipartisan leadership in introducing the AIRWAVES Act in the House. This legislation provides a vital long-term plan to free up valuable licensed spectrum as demand for wireless data and content continues to surge. An open spectrum pipeline is critical to meet consumers’ need for new and innovative services and maintain America’s lead in the global race to 5G. CTIA would also like to thank Representatives Brooks, Clarke, Dingell, Guthrie, Matsui, Walberg and Welch for supporting this important legislation, and we look forward to its swift passage.”

*The AIRWAVES Act or “Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum Act”.

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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