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Press Release, Statement

Press Release, Statement

March 13, 2019

CTIA Statement on 24 GHz Auction .

CTIA CEO Meredith Attwell Baker
Meredith Attwell Baker
President & CEO

WASHINGTON D.C.– Please attribute the following statement to CTIA® President and CEO, Meredith Attwell Baker.

“The Federal Communications Commission began looking at the 24 GHz band five years ago and put rules in place more than a year ago. During that time the Commission conducted an exhaustive review of all factors, consulted all relevant agencies, and balanced interests appropriately. An auction delay will not change the outcome of that review. It will have the sole effect of risking America’s global technology leadership by slowing down the deployment of next-generation 5G networks.”

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