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TIA Statement on FCC Chairman’s Security Proposal

Responds to Chairman’s Pai’s announcement of proposal to address security concerns to U.S. communications networks and their supply chains

Arlington, VA (March 26, 2018) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today in response to Chairman Pai’s statement on a proposal to help protect security of U.S. communications networks and their supply chains.

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

“The Telecommunications Industry Association takes supply chain security very seriously and appreciates efforts by the U.S. government to improve the security of the network. TIA and our member companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry have been working in partnership with agencies across the federal government to improve cybersecurity. We strongly support efforts by the government to address concerns regarding certain communications equipment providers deemed to pose a heightened security risk.

“The FCC has a key role to play in these efforts, and we appreciate Chairman Pai’s recognition that addressing security concerns requires work across the federal government in partnership with the ICT industry. We look forward to reviewing the proposal and working with the Commission on these important issues in the months ahead.”

Contact

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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