TIA Government Affairs Update – June 2022

June 9, 2022

TIA Government Affairs team has been very active throughout Q2, playing a leading role in shaping the broadband programs funded under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, particularly on convincing the Administration to issue a waiver for “Buy America” provisions within the infrastructure law that the ICT industry currently cannot meet. TIA utilized our comments…

TIA Technology Programs Update – June 2022

June 9, 2022

Data Center Program We’re pleased to welcome Instor as a new Data Center Program participant! Instore is an industry leader in data center design, structured cabling, power infrastructure, and specialized containment and cooling solutions. We’d also like to extend our appreciation to TIA Data Center Program Sponsor Capitoline. In Q2, TIA published a new Addendum,…

The Foundation to go from Brownfield to Smart Starts with a LoRaWAN® Solution

May 9, 2022

The following guest blog was written by: Bryan Witkowski, Co-founder of MachineQ, an enterprise IoT company within Comcast.   The appeal of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for building and property owners/managers is the promise of what they can deliver—from the ability to reduce operating expenses to creating a unique experience for any person who…

Buy America, Broadband Infrastructure, and Cookies

March 31, 2022

By Patrick Lozada, Global Policy Director, TIA   The big infrastructure bill known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was signed into law by President Biden in November of last year. Buried in the more than 1,000 page bill is a complex provision on the sourcing of products and it puts the success…

The Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program: Congress Cannot Leave America’s Rural Providers Behind

March 28, 2022

By Colin Andrews, Sr. Director of Government Affairs, TIA   TIA has long maintained that to have a quality network, trust must be built into it, all the way down to the component and sub-component levels. Trust cannot be added on or wrapped around a product or solution. This philosophy stems from years of expertise…

To Win 6G, America Needs a Tax Code That Supports R&D

March 24, 2022

By Melissa Newman, VP of Government Affairs, TIA   At TIA, we want the United States to lead the next generation of telecommunications technologies. However, short-sighted tax policies that are out of step with the way the rest of the world taxes private R&D spending are leaving our country at a significant disadvantage compared to…

International Data Center Day 2022

March 23, 2022
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By Jacques Fluet, Data Center Program Director, TIA   TIA recently released the Edge Data Center Addendum to the ANSI/TIA-942-B data center infrastructure standard. The Addendum defines requirements for newer “edge” or “micro” data centers, which often come in prefabricated enclosures that are significantly smaller than the more traditional sprawling warehouses. The TIA-942-B-1 addendum is…

How SCS 9001 Operationalizes the Prague Proposals

March 2, 2022
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By Mike Regan, Vice President of Business Performance, TIA Various trade and standards organizations as well as government agencies from around the world have been developing recommendations to help the global response to rising threats to cybersecurity. For example, the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS) developed their Criteria for Security and Trust in Telecommunications…

Three-Factor Risk Assessment: An Example of SCS 9001 Measurable and Verifiable Criteria

February 3, 2022
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By Bob Bretall, Lead Consultant, Information Security/Business Continuity, the DESARA Group, Inc.   The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is leading the way on ICT supply chain security with the release of the global SCS 9001 standard that specifies verifiable and measurable criteria and uses a process-based quality management system (QMS) to bolster quality and transparency…

Fierce Digital Divide Summit: TIA Fireside Chat with NTIA

December 17, 2021

Earlier this week at the Fierce Telecom Digital Divide Summit, TIA’s vice president of government affairs, Melissa Newman, connected with Russell Hanser, Director of Communications Policy Initiatives at NTIA, for a virtual fireside chat to discuss how the Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 will help NTIA address the digital divide across the US. The…