CTIA Statement on President Trump Addressing Rural Wireless

January 8, 2018

WASHINGTON  – The following statement is for attribution to CTIA® President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker following President Trump’s remarks today calling for an acceleration of rural communities access to mobile broadband.

“CTIA and the wireless industry welcome President Trump’s call today to accelerate rural access to mobile broadband. Wireless providers are committed to further enhancing mobile connectivity for all Americans and the President’s emphasis on cutting red tape and streamlining wireless permitting will help meet this important goal.”

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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.