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Connected Nation Brings Broadband Connectivity Programming to TIA 2012: Inside the Network
Arlington, Va. – Connected Nation is again part of the lineup for the Telecommunications Industry Association's (TIA) premier annual summit and conference, TIA 2012: Inside the Network – June 5-7 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Conference Center in Dallas.
"As the leading Information and Communications Technology industry group in the United States, TIA actively supports efforts to bridge the 'digital divide' in our country," said TIA President Grant Seiffert. "Our technology supplier members welcome the role of Connected Nation in finding new models and partnerships that bring the benefits of broadband connectivity and services to all sectors of our society. TIA 2012 offers the perfect venue for developing new business opportunities aimed at delivering these benefits."
TIA 2012: Inside the Network will host a Connected Nation workshop on public-private partnerships bridging broadband access and adoption gaps and bringing the enabling technology of broadband to underserved areas across the country. Connected Nation Chairman Brian Mefford was a keynote speaker at last year's TIA conference.
"All of us who work to improve quality of life through increased broadband are thankful for TIA's efforts to put together an event like this conference," Mefford said. "This event will once again address the real challenges we face in encouraging our young talent to return to their hometowns, giving unemployed much needed skills, and attracting better jobs through an increased focus on technology in underserved communities."
Connected Nation's Texas subsidiary, Connected Texas, will host its first Texas Broadband Summit at the start of the event, June 5. Connected Texas will bring together stakeholders spanning the state and sectors such as government, business, tribal, and education to focus on spurring tech jobs, innovation, and closing the broadband adoption gap in rural Texas.
TIA 2012 is the one event focused on the people, products and companies driving innovation and optimization of the network. More information on TIA 2012: Inside the Network is available at tia2012.org.
Members of the media are invited to attend. For more information or to register for press credentials, please contact Jessica Ditto at +188.8.131.5249 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mike Snyder at +1.703.907.7723 or email@example.com.
About Connected Nation: Connected Nation is a leading technology organization committed to bringing affordable high-speed Internet and broadband-enabled resources to all Americans. Connected Nation effectively raises the awareness of the value of broadband and related technologies by developing coalitions of influencers and enablers for improving technology access, adoption, and use. Connected Nation works with consumers, community leaders, states, technology providers and foundations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to develop and implement technology expansion programs with core competencies centered on a mission to improve digital inclusion for people and places previously underserved or overlooked. connectednation.org.
TIA 2012: Inside the Network, scheduled for June 5-7 at the Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, is a unique industry event uniting a wide range of technology manufacturers and suppliers that form the foundation of the global communications network experience. The goal of the conference is to promote the growth of the telecommunications network by cultivating innovation and thought leadership. The event focuses on emerging opportunities and challenges in the business and technology of the Network. Learn more at tia2012.org.
Sponsors of TIA 2012: Inside the Network include ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent (Host Sponsor), AT&T, Cisco, GENBAND, Ericsson, ILS Technology, Infinera, Juniper Networks, McAfee, Nokia Siemens Networks, Panasonic, Pario Solutions, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, Tata Consulting, TE Connectivity, Verizon and Walker and Associates. The event is also supported by key industry groups, including Connected Nation, Connected Texas, DAS Forum, Femto Forum, FTTH, GreenTouch, IPSO Alliance, Metroplex Technology Business Council, OVCC, Parks Associates, QuEST Forum, Telecom Crash Course and WiFi Alliance.
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents the manufacturers and suppliers of global information and communications technology (ICT) networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. Since 1924, TIA has been enhancing 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.
View video news programming on TIA Now at tianow.org.
TIA's 2012 Market Review & Forecast, is available for purchase online at the TIA store. Review copies are available for qualified media.
TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
TIA's Board of Directors includes senior-level executives from ACS Solutions, ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Dow Chemical Company, Ericsson, Inc., FAL Associates, GENBAND, Inc., Henkels & McCoy, Juniper Networks, ILS Technology, Intel Corporation, LGE, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility, Motorola Solutions, Nokia Siemens Networks, Numerex Corp., OneChip Photonics, Panasonic Computer Solutions Co., Qualcomm, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corporation, Tarana Wireless, Inc., Tellabs, TE Connectivity, Walker and Associates and WirefreeCom, Inc.
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.