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October 4, 2018

CTIA Welcomes Shentel as Newest Member and William Pirtle to Board of Directors .

Washington D.C. – CTIA, the wireless industry association, today announced Shentel, the Shenandoah Telecommunications Company, as a new member. Shentel Senior Vice President of Wireless William Pirtle will represent the company on CTIA’s Board of Directors effective immediately.

Shentel is the sixth largest public wireless company in the U.S. and provides diversified telecommunications services to more than one million consumers across Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Kentucky.

“We are excited to welcome Shentel as a new CTIA member and Willy to the Board of Directors,” said CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker. “As the wireless industry continues to rollout the next-generation of wireless networks, we look forward to working with Shentel on expanding access to mobile broadband.”

“Shentel was founded to give people greater access to connectivity and there’s been no greater advocate for wireless connectivity than CTIA,” said Pirtle. “I’m honored to serve on the board of directors and look forward to working together to create policies that promote wireless innovation like 5G and further network investment.”

Promoted to Senior Vice President in 2015, Mr. Pirtle joined Shentel in 1992 as Vice President of Network Services responsible for Shentel’s technology, maintenance and operational network decisions. He helped launch Shentel’s Internet business in 1994 and led its participation in its wireless PCS business and Sprint affiliation beginning in 1995. He is also the co-founder of the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council.

The full CTIA Board of Directors is available here.

The full list of CTIA membership is available here.

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About CTIA
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.

About Shentel
Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) provides a broad range of diversified communications services through its high speed, state-of-the-art network to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States.  The Company’s services include: wireless voice and data; cable video, internet and digital voice; fiber network and services; and regulated local and long distance telephone. Shentel is the exclusive personal communications service (“PCS”) Affiliate of Sprint in a multi-state area covering large portions of central and western Virginia, south-central Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and portions of Maryland, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Ohio.  For more information, please visit

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