CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on the Senate Confirmation of FCC Chairman Wheeler and Commissioner O'Rielly

Oct 29, 2013, 19:41 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Please attribute the following to CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent:

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"On behalf of CTIA member companies, I wish to extend my congratulations to Tom and Mike on their Senate confirmation. Tom's deep knowledge of communications issues, strong leadership and clarity of vision in the dynamically changing communications sector will benefit consumers and the economy as we migrate to an increasingly mobile world. Mike also brings an impressive depth of experience in telecommunications, and an appreciation of the important role that wireless broadband plays in driving wireless investment and innovation. 

"We also wish to thank Mignon Clyburn for her tenure at the helm of the Commission over the past several months. We appreciate her work to maintain the agency's course in promoting and advancing key wireless priorities, including spectrum and infrastructure. 

"We are energized to work with the full panel of Commissioners at a time when the agency looks to deliver much-needed spectrum to fuel the deployment of mobile broadband services and maintain our global leadership in the mobile wireless ecosystem."

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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