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TIA Applauds Re-Introduction of the MOBILE NOW Act

Arlington, VA (January 3, 2017) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today applauded Sen. John Thune (R-SD) for the re-introduction of the MOBILE NOW Act. This important legislation will be critical to building 5G networks and make more spectrum available for commercial wireless broadband use.

TIA’s Senior Vice President for Government Affairs James Reid issued the following statement:

“More spectrum and an enhanced wireless infrastructure are both essential to ensuring that the United States maintains its global lead in technology and innovation, and maximizes the transformative potential of the Internet of Things. The MOBILE NOW Act will help address the growing demand for connectivity, and more spectrum solutions will also be needed — particularly to keep the U.S. competitive as nations around the world push forward with plans for next-generation wireless.

“TIA thanks Sen. Thune for his commitment to expand investment in our broadband infrastructure to address consumers growing demand, and we encourage Congress to make this legislation a priority in the months ahead.”

Contact

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.

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