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February 16, 2018

CTIA Statement on 50th Anniversary of 9-1-1 .

CTIA Statement on 50th Anniversary of 9-1-1


CTIA CEO Meredith Attwell Baker
Meredith Attwell Baker
President & CEO

WASHINGTON  – The following statement is for attribution to CTIA® President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker.

“50 years ago, the first 9-1-1 call was made. Today, the wireless industry helps to deliver millions of 9-1-1 calls and texts from wherever we are, whatever the emergency. CTIA thanks the public safety professionals who answer these calls, and looks forward to ensuring that Americans can rely on an ever improving 9-1-1 system for the next 50 years.”

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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