TIA Calls on Senate to Swiftly Confirm FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s Re-Nomination

ARLINGTON, VA (September 29, 2017) –  The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today urged the Senate to confirm the re-nomination of acting Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai.

TIA SVP, Government Affairs, Cinnamon Rogers commented:

“We encourage the Senate to swiftly confirm FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s re-nomination. During his tenure to date, Chairman Pai has taken important steps toward promoting next-generation networks, closing the digital divide, making additional wireless spectrum available to keep up with exploding consumer demand, and restoring the light-touch regulatory approach that spurred hundreds of billions of dollars of investment in broadband. He has also taken important steps to improve the agency’s procedures and transparency.

“Chairman Pai’s work is essential to ensure that U.S. policies continue to encourage and support investment in the communications infrastructure that underpins 5G wireless networks and the Internet of Things. Those policies will not only allow our tech and telecom industries to thrive, they will also strengthen the U.S. economy and create more high-skilled jobs.”


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.