TIA Applauds Senate Passage of DIGIT Act; Legislation Will Drive Investment and Wide-Ranging Society Benefits

Arlington, Va. (August 3 2017) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today applauded the Senate’s unanimous passage of S. 88, Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act.

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

“With strong bipartisan support, the Senate took an important step today to ensure the U.S. remains a global innovation leader and furthers our ability to meet the growing consumer demand for ubiquitous connectivity. The DIGIT ACT promotes a coordinated approach between the public and private sectors which will accelerate the deployment of the Internet of Things unleashing investment and innovation across the transportation, health care and energy markets – to name a few – which will improve everyday living for Americans.

“TIA thanks Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), for championing this important legislation and Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Cory Gardner (R-CO) for their leadership and support in promoting forward thinking communications policy.”


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

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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.