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Arlington, VA (July 15, 2016) – Following today’s roll-out of a new wireless broadband initiative by the Obama Administration, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, announced its commitment to provide technical and industry awareness support for the effort. The $400 million public-private Advanced Wireless Research Initiative (AWRI) is being led by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with participation from other federal agencies and more than 20 technology companies and associations, and aims to advance wireless technologies and services by up to 1000x over current wireless networks.