FCC’s Open Internet Announcement Will Encourage Broadband Investment, Says TIA

ARLINGTON, VA (November 21, 2017) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today released the following statement supporting Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s announcement to revise burdensome rules adopted in 2015 that regulate Internet Service Providers.

Cinnamon Rogers, TIA’s Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, commented:

“We applaud Chairman Pai for proposing the return to light-touch regulation of internet access service. This long-standing approach has encouraged private sector innovation and investment in broadband infrastructure, and the development of high-tech communications equipment that allows the internet to thrive.

The FCC’s proposal, as outlined by the Chairman today, will improve the business case for deploying next-generation wireline and wireless broadband to meet growing consumer demand for connectivity, create high-paying jobs across the country, and enable new services powered by the Internet of Things. TIA and its member companies look forward to working with the Commission to meet these goals.”


Ashley Simmons, 703-907-7704, asimmons@tiaonline.org

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details. TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org for details.