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Press Release, Statement

Press Release, Statement

April 12, 2019

CTIA Statement on White House 5G Commitment .

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.

“Today’s statement by the President puts an end—once and for all—to any misguided notions of nationalizing spectrum resources or government-mandated wholesale 5G markets. The White House’s continued commitment to the free-market principles that have made the U.S. the global leader in wireless recognizes this industry’s remarkable track record of investing in our nation’s connectivity infrastructure—$226 billion in the last nine years alone. We thank the President and Chairman Pai for their leadership. We agree with the Administration and the FCC that bringing next-generation wireless networks to more Americans is critical and that quickly freeing up more spectrum—particularly mid- and high-band spectrum—will help ensure our continued 5G global leadership.”

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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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