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David Diggs

As Vice President of Wireless Internet Development, Diggs is responsible for CTIA’s Wireless Internet Caucus (WIC) and works with industry stakeholders to further accelerate the growth of the wireless data segment of the industry. The WIC oversees several action teams that work to resolve impediments to further growth in the industry.

Diggs began his tenure at CTIA in 1995 as the Vice President of Operations, transitioned to Vice President of CIBERNET Corporation (CTIA’s for-profit subsidiary) in 1997, and then led The Wireless Foundation, the non-profit organization formed by the member companies of CTIA until he was appointed to the Wireless Internet Development role in 2009.

Prior to joining CTIA, Diggs spent nearly 20 years serving in leadership positions at a variety of wireless companies. Some of those roles included, Director of Retail Distribution for American Mobile Satellite Corporation, General Manager for Dispatch Communications, Inc. (now Sprint Nextel), Regional Operations Manager for Bell Atlantic Mobile Systems, Inc., (now Verizon Wireless), and Senior Marketing Representative for the original Cellular One (now AT&T Mobility) network in the Washington-Baltimore market. Diggs began his career as the Market Research and Planning Manager for American Radio-Telephone Service.

Diggs received his B.A. from Duke University and his MBA from Loyola University Maryland.

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