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Press Release, Statement

Press Release, Statement

June 4, 2018

CTIA Statement on Missouri Small Cell Infrastructure Bill .

CTIA SVP Jamie Hastings
Jamie Hastings
Senior Vice President, External & State Affairs

WASHINGTON – The following statement is for attribution to CTIA® Senior Vice President of External and State Affairs, Jamie Hastings.

“We commend Representative Shawn Rhoads and Senator Caleb Rowden on the enactment of Missouri House Bill 1991. This legislation will ensure Missourians are 5G ready and prepared to receive the economic and civic benefits that the next-generation of wireless promises to bring to communities small and large. Today, wireless supports 134,000 jobs in the Show Me State, and more than 57% of the state’s adults live in wireless-only households. According to Accenture, the wireless industry will invest nearly $400 million to deploy 5G in Kansas City, and its rollout will create close to 3,000 jobs in St. Louis alone.”

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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