CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on the American Jobs Act Legislation

Sep 12, 2011, 17:58 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the American Jobs Act Legislation draft was released today, CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent issued the following statement: 

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"While we are reviewing the proposed legislation with our members, CTIA appreciates the Administration's continued support for spectrum auctions. Bringing additional spectrum to auction expeditiously is critical to efforts to address wireless consumers' demand for mobile broadband service, just as it is key to spurring additional investment, innovation and job creation across the wireless ecosystem. We urge Congress to act swiftly to authorize incentive auctions and to repurpose a significant portion of the sub-3 gigahertz bands currently occupied by federal users."

CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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