Telecommunications Industry Association Applauds FCC Order for Program to Secure America’s Network Infrastructure

Arlington, VA (December 10, 2020) – The Telecommunications Industry Association—the trusted industry association for the connected world—today released a statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) approval of an order to establish a Secure and Trusted Communications Network Reimbursement Program to help remove and replace network components sourced from untrusted suppliers. The program, which the FCC has conditioned to congressional funding, carries out the agency’s mandate from the bi-partisan Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act, unanimously passed on March 12, 2020.


“TIA members support the FCC’s order for this important program that will facilitate the replacement of network equipment that could pose a significant threat to our national security,” said David Stehlin, CEO of TIA. “In the midst of a pandemic, we depend on our networks more than ever to keep us working and learning from home. We urge Congress to now appropriate the necessary funds and make this critical investment to ensure the security of our nation’s digital infrastructure.”


Dan Brown,

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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents more than 400 global companies that enable high-speed communications networks and accelerate next-generation ICT innovation. Through leadership in U.S. and international advocacy, technology programs, standards development, and business performance solutions, TIA and its members are accelerating global connectivity across every industry and market. TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)