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CTIA Statement on the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act

February 23, 2012

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — After President Obama signed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act into law last night, CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent released the following statement:

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“The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act is an important piece of legislation that was a culmination of more than three years of education and advocacy by CTIA and its members to get more spectrum to market so we continue meeting Americans’ insatiable demand for the world’s best wireless products and services.

“The Act provides a much needed down payment to ensuring our members can offer their customers better, faster and more ubiquitous mobile services, including mobile broadband. In addition, it will provide a boost for our country’s economy by spurring our members to continue to invest in infrastructure, develop innovations and create jobs.

“We look forward to continuing our bipartisan efforts, with support from the president, members of Congress, FCC Chairman and Commissioners and other policymakers to meet the goals of the National Broadband Plan to find 500 megahertz of spectrum within the next eight years.”

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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