CTIA Statement on MOBILE NOW Act

January 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – Please attribute the following to CTIA® President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker:

“CTIA and the wireless industry applaud Senators Thune, Nelson and the Senate Commerce Committee on starting this Congress focused on the critical need to ensure our nation’s spectrum and infrastructure policies will facilitate next generation wireless networks. 5G technology promises 3 million new American jobs – 1 for every 100 Americans – and efforts like MOBILE NOW will help unlock hundreds of billions in new investments across our country.  We look forward to working with Congress and the Administration on a comprehensive approach to promoting more innovation and investment in our mobile-first lives.”


CTIA® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry. With members from wireless carriers and their suppliers to providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products, the association brings together a dynamic group of companies that enable consumers to lead a 21st century connected life. CTIA members benefit from its vigorous advocacy at all levels of government for policies that foster the continued innovation, investment and economic impact of America’s competitive and world-leading mobile ecosystem. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives and convenes the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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