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TIA Applauds Administration’s Efforts to Streamline Burdensome Regulations and Provide Funding for Rural Broadband

Arlington, Va. (February 12, 2018) The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech connectivity networks, today applauded the White House’s release of a proposal to support America’s critical infrastructure needs recognizing the importance to streamline regulations to broadband deployment.

Cinnamon Rogers, TIA’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, issued the following statement:

“TIA strongly supports the President’s infrastructure proposal that removes environmental and historic reviews, which are current regulatory barriers to broadband deployment. A robust communications network is an essential component to addressing our nation’s infrastructure challenges and keeping the U.S. at the forefront of 5G development. Providing $50 billion of funding and incentives for rural infrastructure projects is critical to enhance connectivity and accelerate broadband availability, helping to close the digital divide and enabling greater efficiencies in transportation management, e-commerce, healthcare and public safety services.”

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

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is at the center of a vibrant ecosystem of companies delivering technologies and services to revolutionize the way the world communicates. TIA represents and convenes the manufacturers and suppliers, network operators, distributors, service enablers and system integrators of global communications technologies across its Technology, Government Affairs, Standards, and Business Performance communities. Tackling unique challenges faced by the ICT industry, TIA shapes the solutions that enable high-speed networks and accelerates connectivity across all markets.

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