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TIA Welcomes Hillary Clinton’s Technology & Innovation Initiative, Applauds Focus on Jobs and Infrastructure

Arlington VA. (Jun 29, 2016) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today commented on presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s announcement of a Technology & Innovation Initiative.

TIA CEO Scott Belcher issued the following statement:

“Technology represents an enormous part of America’s economic strength and global leadership, and so we welcome Sec. Clinton’s focus on this issue and the details provided in her initiative. We look forward to examining the proposals in more detail, but we appreciate that her plan recognizes the critical role broadband plays in creating jobs and economic opportunity and includes a strong focus on digital infrastructure. Heavy-handed regulation is harming the private sector’s ability to invest in the infrastructure needed to deliver next-generation wireless, the Internet of Things and other life-changing technologies.  We’re hopeful that the next president will work with industry to develop forward-thinking solutions that allow our country to continue leading the world in high tech jobs and innovation.”

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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