TIA Welcomes Ajit Pai as FCC Chairman

Arlington, VA (January 20, 2017) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today welcomed President Donald Trump’s appointment of Ajit Pai as the 34th Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

TIA Board Chairman and Interim CEO David Heard commented:

“Commissioner Pai is a vocal advocate for restoring the light-touch regulatory approach that spurred hundreds of billions of dollars of investment in broadband, and TIA welcomes his leadership on this issue as Chairman. It is essential that the U.S. policies encourage and support investment in the communications infrastructure that is the underpinning of 5G wireless networks and the Internet of Things if we are to achieve the full potential of these technologies. Doing so will not only allow our tech and telecom industries to thrive, it will 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.