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Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth – Emerging technologies and innovative thinking

Since 1970, Earth Day has been recognized and celebrated by people and organizations around the world and it is also a day that means something unique and different to almost everyone. For TIA and the information communications technology (ICT) industry, Earth Day is an opportune time to reflect on how we work to improve sustainability…

Mapping the Journey to Smart Building Outcomes and R.O.I.

by Mark Reynolds, Associate Director of IT, University of New Mexico, and TIA Smart Buildings Program Participant The buildings in which we live, work and play are fundamentally changing to provide a more connected, safer and smarter surrounding environment. To accomplish this, many organizations are converging IT and OT groups as part of a new…

Q & A with TIA Chairman of the Board, Doug Moore

Recently, we caught up with TIA’s Chairman of the Board, Doug Moore.  Doug is CEO of Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., and we asked him some questions about what issues are currently facing the ICT industry as the world begins to emerge after more than a year under work-from-home and social distancing advisory orders and what…

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Data Centers: Foundational to Innovation Now and In the Future

In celebration of International Data Center Day, TIA is exploring innovations enabled by data centers and taking a look at what’s in store for the future, as data centers continue to evolve to support low latency networking applications and 5G services. Data centers have served as foundational elements of computing systems since the 1940s, when…

The Time is Right to Invest in Our Future with The Smart Buildings Acceleration Act

By Patrick Lozada, Global Policy Director, TIA As we anticipate and hope for a return to some level of normalcy in 2021, Congress is considering where to invest federal funding for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). As such, TIA and UL are teaming to urge leaders to include funding for the Department of Energy’s Smart Building…

TR-42 February 2021 Virtual Committee Meeting Highlights

TIA’s TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee held their first committee meeting for 2021 the week of February 1-5, 2021. During the Opening Plenary, which took place on Monday, February 1st, TR-42 Chair, Greg Sandels, spoke of the committee’s smooth transition to TIA Connect, the TR-42 officers’ elections, and gave an overview of the work…

Closing the Homework Gap: How to Turn the E-Rate Program into a Game-Changer

As we approach the 1-year anniversary of the Covid-19 pandemic reaching a global proportion, it’s important to note that while many of us in the United States were largely able to adapt to living, learning, working and, of course, streaming from home, there were an estimated 12 million children without reliable and affordable connectivity. Those…

An Open Letter to TIA Members and Participants from CEO, Dave Stehlin

Dear TIA Members and Participants, Happy New Year and on behalf of TIA, we all hope that 2021 will bring each of you success and safety! 2020 was quite a year for all of us, and here at TIA, we were extremely busy. Our many accomplishments included: Making clear our intent to become the trusted…

Smart Provisions: 5 Ways the COVID Relief Bill Boosts Smart Building Innovation

By Patrick Lozada, Global Policy Director at TIA In the post-pandemic era, the safety of tenants and workers will be a top priority for building owners and developers. While many equate smart buildings with energy efficiency and productivity-enhancing amenities, these tech-equipped structures will also play a huge role in mitigating the public health risks brought on…

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TR-14 Fall 2020 Virtual Committee Meeting Highlights

TIA’s TR-14 Engineering Committee for Structural Standards for Communication and Small Wind Turbine Support Structures held their first Virtual Committee Meeting for 2020 on September 23, 2020 and eleven Ad Hoc Task Group meetings the previous week. TR-14 Chair, Bryan Lanier (American Tower Corp.) opened the meeting and gave a brief overview of the agenda…

TR-42 October 2020 Virtual Committee Meeting Highlights

TIA’s TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee held their third and final committee meeting for 2020 the week of October 5 – 9, 2020. During the Opening Plenary, which took place on Monday, October 5th, TR-42 Chair, Greg Sandels, spoke of the committee’s migration to TIA Connect, upcoming elections for odd numbered subcommittees in February…

Americas Spectrum Management Conference: Industry Standards are Critical to Securing 5G

The transition to 5G can’t be done without industry standards that protect the whole ICT supply chain, FCC Commissioner Jeffrey Starks said at a Americas Spectrum Management Conference panel on October 12. Prompted by a question from Telecommunications Industry Association CEO David Stehlin, Starks said that on too many occasions security has been an afterthought.…