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Press Release, Statement

Press Release, Statement

December 19, 2019

CTIA Statement on Enhancements to Wireless Emergency Alerts .

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Matthew Gerst
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

WASHINGTON D.C.– Please attribute the following statement to CTIA® Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Matt Gerst.

“The new enhancements to the Wireless Emergency Alerts system announced today will make it an even more powerful tool in the toolbox for public safety officials to keep us safe. We applaud Chairman Pai’s leadership, dedication and focus to ensuring that we continue to enhance the proven-life saving capabilities of WEA. CTIA also commends our member companies and FEMA for diligently working together to deliver these new enhancements and continuing to make WEA alerts one of our most effective public alert warning tools.”

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CTIA® (www.ctia.org) 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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