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Press Release, Statement

Press Release, Statement

September 18, 2019

CTIA Statement on FCC Lifeline Announcement .

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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.

“We commend Chairman Pai and the FCC for their leadership in making Lifeline work better for millions of Americans, while preventing fraud, waste and abuse in the program. As a result of this step, eligible low-income consumers will be able to get support for the mobile wireless services they rely on every day.”

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