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 CELLULAR TELEPHONE INDUSTRY HONORS 10 MILLIONTH CUSTOMER
 The cellular telephone industry, capping nine years of phenomenal growth, today honored a resident of rural Louisiana as its 10 millionth customer at a news conference.
 Dr. Lonnie Robichaux, a veterinarian from New Iberia, La., was selected as the recipient to symbolize America's embrace of wireless communications, which has made cellular the fastest-growing communications service in modern history. More than 7,600 customers are signing up for cellular service every day across America. Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association of America (CTIA) determined the timing of the 10 millionth customer by extrapolating from its last subscriber count on June 30.
 This story offers same day coverage of the presentation, and an overview of the cellular telephone industry's growth in America.
 WHEN: Today, 7:30-7:45 p.m. EST
 WHERE: Galaxy 6, transponder 13, 6.2 & 6.8 audio
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 CONTACT: Norman Black of Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association of America (content), 202-785-0081; or Brenda Campbell of Conus (technical), 202-467-5600.
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