CTIA Statement on Connecticut Wireless Tax Proposal That Would Hurt Working Families

September 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – Please attribute the following to CTIA® Senior Vice President of External and State Affairs Jamie Hastings.

“This regressive $35 million tax hurts hundreds of thousands of working families who rely on wireless as a vital economic lifeline. Wireless service is already highly taxed, and we urge the general assembly to vote against this discriminatory and arbitrary measure.”


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.