SouthernLINC Wireless President and CEO Re-elected to CTIA Board of Directors

Jan 13, 2010, 15:24 ET from SouthernLINC Wireless

ATLANTA, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), today announced that the company's president and CEO, Bob Dawson, has been re-elected for the ninth consecutive year to the board of directors of CTIA–The Wireless Association®.



Dawson is serving a one-year term as a small carrier director for the wireless industry trade group for the 2010 fiscal year, which began Jan. 1.

"As we continue to educate and work with local, state, and federal policy and regulatory members on various wireless matters, it's important we have experienced executives such as Bob Dawson on our team to advocate for the industry and the more than 276 million U.S. subscribers," said Steve Largent, CTIA–The Wireless Association president and CEO. "On behalf of the board, we look forward to his continued expertise and insight."

Dawson has served as president and CEO of SouthernLINC Wireless since the company's commercial launch in 1996 and has been a part of Southern Company for more than 45 years.

"It is a great honor and privilege to represent SouthernLINC Wireless and other smaller carriers on CTIA's board of directors," said Dawson. "Providing a voice for smaller carriers and customers on wireless industry issues is a welcomed responsibility."

To see a list of all 35 CTIA board members who are serving the organization this year, please visit:

About SouthernLINC Wireless

SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), is an Atlanta-based regional wireless carrier with network coverage in the major metro and rural areas of Alabama, Georgia, southeast Mississippi and northwest Florida. SouthernLINC Wireless bundles multiple communication options, including Push To Talk two-way radio, cellular service, text messaging, wireless Internet access and wireless data, into one hand-held device. For more information, please call 1-800-818-LINC (5462) or visit

About Southern Company

With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Visit our Web site at  

About CTIA–The Wireless Association

CTIA is the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry, representing carriers, manufacturers and wireless Internet providers. For more information, visit


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