September 10, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV – The Associated Carrier Group (ACG) announced a new Affiliate Membership program during the Rural Wireless Summit, hosted by the Rural Wireless Association (RWA), in Las Vegas, Nevada. ACG affiliate members will enjoy benefits including accessory, infrastructure and service discounts. This will help lay the groundwork for affiliate members to upgrade to full membership including handset discounts once VOLTE only devices become available.

ACG President and Executive Director Russ Lipinski unveiled the new program during his presentation at the Rural Wireless Summit. “We look forward to welcoming RWA members and other rural carriers to ACG and continuing to strengthen our consortium through this new affiliate program,” stated Lipinski. “The trends are showing robust growth in the accessories market will continue, and we hope that we can help additional wireless carriers find success in this area,” he added.

“RWA is pleased to work with like-minded organizations like ACG that are committed to promoting rural wireless opportunities,” explained RWA’s CEO Tanya Sullivan. “Mr. Lipinski shared excellent insights with our attendees during his presentation and we were very pleased that he chose RWA to announce this new initiative..”

About ACG – ACG was formed to benefit both its members and the consumer by facilitating efficient production and marketing of devices as well as increased competition. The consortium enables its members to work with manufacturers, suppliers and other vendors to acquire more timely access to relevant CDMA devices.  ACG presently has thirty-three Member Carriers based in various markets throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.   More information is available at www.associatedcarriergroup.com.