CTIA Statement on Proposed FCC Order Addressing Rural Broadband

July 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – Please attribute the following to CTIA® Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Scott Bergmann:

“The U.S. leads the world in 4G deployment.  The FCC’s Mobility Fund is critical to helping our industry reach unserved rural areas. We believe that a fair and efficient process to determine eligible rural areas begins with new data tailored for this purpose. We support the Commission’s Mobility Fund efforts and look forward to delivering mobile broadband services to unserved Americans.”

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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.