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May 18, 2015

Senator John Thune to be Honored with Mobile Life Award at The Wireless Foundation’s VITA 2015 Reception

    Senator John Thune to be Honored with Mobile Life Award at The Wireless Foundation’s VITA 2015 Reception


    WASHINGTON, May 18, 2015  The Wireless Foundation at its VITA 2015 Reception tonight will present U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD) with its Mobile Life Award for his commitment to fostering wireless innovation through effective public policy.

    “I am honored to recognize Senator Thune with our industry’s highest award. He is a tireless advocate for mobile innovation that benefits consumers, and he is a key leader in reforming our nation’s spectrum policies to promote investment and create jobs. Senator Thune has been steadfast in support for policies that foster mobile investment in South Dakota and across the nation. He championed the power of mobility in rural states to unlock economic opportunity and share in the more than $400 billion the licensed wireless industry contributes to our economy every year. Mobility also provides the power to reshape health, education and employment opportunities, and Senator Thune’s leadership is helping make that a reality in South Dakota and our nation,” said Meredith Attwell Baker, President and CEO of CTIA and President of The Wireless Foundation.

    NBC Washington’s Jim Handly will be the evening’s master of ceremonies; the event will also include music by DJ Scientific, a musical performance from recording artist Matt Stillwell and live cooking demonstrations in a culinary innovation lab.

    The Wireless Foundation’s VITA 2015 Reception is made possible through the generosity of presenting sponsor Qualcomm, along with the support of many of the wireless industry’s leading companies including innovator sponsors: AT&T, Intel, Sprint and Verizon and futurist sponsors: Assurant Solutions, Ericsson, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility Foundation, Samsung, Syniverse and T-Mobile. The annual reception raises funds to support The Wireless Foundation’s mission to leverage mobile technology via innovative programs that empower individuals and enhance American communities.

    About The Wireless Foundation
    The Wireless Foundation ( is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to developing and supporting initiatives that use wireless technology to help American communities. The Foundation’s innovative programs benefit consumers in areas including education, health, safety and the environment. The Foundation was formed by CTIA-The Wireless Association® member companies in 1991.

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